This week I am going to dedicate ‘I like’ Friday’s post to yoga, because I like yoga.
I really shouldn’t like it because I am more of a cardio kinda gal who doesn’t feel like the exercise was even worth it unless I am sweaty and stinky by the end.
This is probably why after all these years I am still terrible at yoga.
I always need to pee about half way through the class. Really badly. By the last ‘corpse’ pose, you know the one where you are suppose to relax (not nap) and let thoughts come and then go. The very same pose where I decide which bathroom is nearest and whether I have the ingredients to make a green chili tonight (just down the corridor and yes, in case you are interested).
My hips complain and creak even when we sit in Easy pose, sitting legs crossed is neither comfortable nor easy for my cranky hips. No amount of folded blankets help either, unless I am encased in them, that might work…
I still snort with suppressed giggles every time I spring out of Eagle pose. I can get my legs twisted like a vine on a tree, and my arms too, just not all together and don’t even ask me to do any moving up and down. Unless you mean move onto the floor in an ungainly heap, I could manage that just fine.
It is always me who ends up facing the opposite way to everyone else and I find myself awkwardly avoiding staring into my neighbour’s eyeballs. I must be left and right challenged, that or I am just not paying attention as I am far too busy trying to persuade my crunchy limbs to do as they are damn well told.
So why do I insist on attending my lovely yoga class where the instructor squirts lavender and orange into the air and arranges little piles of fairy lights, carefully arranged at any convenient outlet? Well, I suppose I just like it!
Do you do stuff because you like it, even though you aren’t that great at it and never seem to improve?
You never know, one day I might manage ‘easy’ sitting pose without grimacing and I might twist into Eagle and move my arms up and down without springing out like an elastic waistband which just lost it’s elastic.
I am not holding my breath.
Inhale and relax…..