Monday, July 30, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday I was dismissed from Jury Duty, phew! Back to my regularly scheduled life. I'm glad I wasn't picked because the case was a doosey. It involved a sexual assault against a 12 year old. I do not want to spend the rest of my summer hearing details about this one.
Last night I took it easy and took a Level 1 class. It's still work but I just was not in the mood to put myself through intense work. I don't know how to word it without sounding cocky, you know what I mean? You wanna practice but not at the level you're use to. I guess that makes sense. The point is, I have no problems taking a "beginner" class and still feel like I can benefit from it.
I'm staying in the city this weekend apartment sitting for my parents. I hope I can squeeze in a class or two in that time. It would be nice. I don't usually practice on the weekends.
Monday, July 23, 2007
So what's new with you?
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
How wonderful would Krishna Das or Ram Dass sound coming out of these speakers???
From Semk, these treats can plug into any media player or computer. A friend on Myspace posted this, apparently it's brand spankin' new. You can find more info about it here.
Yesterday evening I think I stood longer on my head than ever before. My upper back is kind of feeling it today. Ooof! Still taking a class later. It is pouring rain outside. I hope it's still like this when I take class later. Something about the sound of rain, aaaah!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I'm feeling pretty good today. Class last night was a killer. The teacher last night is known for being like a drill sergeant but in a good way. Less vinyasa, more holding poses longer and today my arms are feeling solid! No arm balances involved this time, just a lot, a whole lot, of Warrior 2 which can be murder on your shoulders after awhile. But I like the instructor, I like her a lot. Although for 75 minutes I want to throw her out of the window, I'm thankful for her class afterward. I think between her and my Tuesday class brings a nice balance of what my body needs. One class is more vinyasa and flexibility based where the other seems to work my muslces more. I hope I can make it next week. Class is at 5:15 and I get out of work at 5:00 so it's cutting it close. I hate to show up to a class late, even if it's 1 minute late, I hate it. I'm just Type A like that.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Just like I predicted, I went to class and was glad I did. However, I did feel a little sluggish, like my body gained 80 pounds. I hate that feeling. Focus of the class? Arm balances and hip openers.
Arm balances=boooo! Hip openers=yaaaay!
The pose we were building up to is this one here, that John is demonstrating. I swiped this picture from my studio's website. If you know the name of this pose, please let me know. Did I get my foot behind my head? No. No one did except for Lip who sat there with her foot behind her head talking to everyone like it's normal to sit that way!! I do love doing leg behind the shoulder poses. There were some other twisty arm balances we did but overall they're quite a challenge for me.
I'm gonna hop into another class tonight before I head over to my mom's for her birthday. I'm determined to get 3 classes in a week....starting next week, this week will have to settle for two.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
There is an office building outside my window that tells the time and temperature. Right now it is 92 degrees! I'm wondering if I should go to class tonight but that would be weak. I didn't go last week. I was still recouperating from my move and my back was killing me.
I've taken classes on hot days before. Why I'm being such a wuss today, I don't know. I'll go, I have to force myself to go and I know I will thank myself afterward. I just have to be mindful, no matter how loose my muscle get, to not over stretch. That is a complaint I hear a lot with Bikram Yoga. Your body is so warmed up, your muscles become capable of stretching beyond their limit and you won't feel the consequence and the pull until later and you're walking around with a limp. I've never done Bikram before but I have hurt myself from extreme forward bending.
Either way, don't let the heat keep you from your practice!