Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Namaste"

(To help you get into the "exercising mood" as you read this, I have playing on my Playlist a little ditty called "Abdomens & Buttocks" by the one and only Debbie Reynolds. You'll have to scroll down to the very bottom of my playlist (it's the last song) and click on it. I think you'll get much more out of this post if you do! I'm not sure what it's from exactly...but it kind of sounds like she made an exercise record. Probably from the 50's or 60's. Hilarious!)
Last night I did yoga for the very first time. I have to say...I liked it! A woman in my ward teaches the class every Wednesday night for an hour, and I think I will be going again. I loved how it stretched my muscles! It was harder than I thought it would be. I'm not very flexible and could definitely be stronger! But I've made a commitment to myself that I am going to be better to my body. If God was kind enough to give me this miracle, the least I can do is help it be the best it can be, right? I have a Pilates DVD that I love to do and we bought an eliptical a couple years ago (it's like new, that's how little it's been used). So hopefully between the pilates, eliptical, and now yoga in my weekly routine, I can get myself into better shape. Do I want to be more toned and lose weight? Of course! But honestly, this is more about taking better care of myself, gaining more energy, and being there longer for my kids.
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So back to the Yoga! My least favorite pose was this one (don't know the name of it):
It kicked my tail! But it's probably the one I need to do most, since it was the hardest. Obviously, my derriere and legs are the fattiest parts of my body and most likely the weakest. So as much as my muscles quivered doing this pose, I will try it again and again, with the hopes that sooner than later it will become easier.

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This was my most favorite pose! I loved how my back and spine felt doing it. I think it's called the Cobra. It just felt sooooo good!
Thanks, Kelli, for being a great instructor! I'm going to try to come each week...be patient with me! * Namaste!

3 comments:

Luke&Jen said...

I've never really tried yoga, but you've inspired me to give it a try. Lately, I've been into Tae Bo and Pilates. Good luck with your goals!

Tif said...

I LOVE yoga! Afterwards I always feel like I've had both a massage and a workout. It's great. I'm so glad that you went. I missed last night. Kelli does a great job. Maybe I'll see you there next time.

Shanna & Brent said...

oh it was so fun last night but totally kicked my butt. although I'm not as sore today as I thought it would be!!! But I'm totally going again... LOVED IT!!! by the way... love the song!!

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