Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Yoga or what was I thinking?

Yogs....something I have thought about for awhile. I have sisterinlaws that teach it, do it, love it. A Daughter that thinks it is a great way to stay flexible.....for someone that is old and out of shape..she likes it for the strength training. And friends that swear by it.

Okay, the downward dog, plank, cobra....all seems like greek to me still. I am in this class with young women who have taken yoga before so I am like a project for the teacher. She says something and I just look at her.....In reality I am trying to decide if I really want to try that pose or just pretend that I did. My neck is not liking yoga all that much. So I am careful about the positions I put my neck in.
They just think I am being old and can't do it.....while that is sorta true....Really I am just considering whether it is worth it or not to try.

I will say, that the first time I walked into class and there were no overhead lights on and mood music playing...I was a bit taken aback..I have gotten used to it now with the lights on in the corner. I have even gotten used to the teacher talking about finding my center and breathing and all of that...but I guess the bottom line is this....

Type A personality not withstanding....I have a heck of a time relaxing and doing the peaceful thing....
Just not my personality.
I will continue to try it for a while yet. The daughter is sure it will grow on me...

Let's just say......I don't think so.... but I am willing to give it another shot...
but I don't think yoga is my friend.....but I can totally see why yoga/pilates would be a neurosurgeons friend!!

4 comments:

Grumpy Ump said...

Nothing better than a flexible woman.

neva said...

well, you'd have to see it to believe it!!:)

MotherOf3Guys said...

As I told you, my doctor, the neurosurgeon, says: "Pilates and Yoga are my friend...I get lots of people needing surgery after they try to do that stuff when they get older!" I give you full marks for try to stay active though! By the way, I know a good neurosurgeon if you need him!

Mamaw said...

Oh yeah--Yoga!! I'm what? 20 years older than you. I have the tape the outfit, the mat, the balance ball, even took one class.
Talk about a sore body! I walk by all that stuff and think I might try it again, then my next thought is WHY? Consistency might help. I have a cousin who is a couple of years older than I, and she and her husband do pilates and love it.