[One of the occasional series of posts about my typical day.]
Tonight was yoga night. After work I go into an empty, industrially-carpeted room of the local community college with my yoga mat, blocks, and strap. We always end with laying down and a brief guided meditation. What varies is almost everything in between. Sure, we always do stretches, work our core muscles, and do a few twists. But sometimes we’re stretching laying on our backs, sometimes we’re sitting. Sometimes we do seated twists, sometimes standing, sometimes laying down. There’s a lot of variety.
It’s also interesting to see how things work when you switch something around. For example, I am one of those adults who can stand up, bend over, and touch my toes. But tonight, lying on my side with my legs stacked on top of each other, could I touch my hands with my toes? No. Interesting.
I also find the balance poses are hardest for me. Tonight, standing with my feet in line with each other, toes of one foot touching heel of the other…I had trouble just keeping my balance so that I was standing on both feet evenly. So while others were bending forward to touch the floor, I just focused on standing straight :)
And that is pretty much why I’m going. I stretch and do some yoga poses on my own regularly. But class tends to shake things up and have me try something new. And that’s good. :)