25.1.10

DOWNWARD DOG

I've recently started doing yoga.

I'd gotten tired of hearing "yoga changed my life" stories so i thought i should probably check out what all the fuss was about (it also helped that the place where i work hooked up a trade for us to get $5 yoga classes at a place in town).
It's pretty crazy that you can work up a sweat, and be seriously sore the next day, from solely using your own body's weight and muscle strength (while staying within a 24"x68" space). I've only been going a couple times a week, for the past three weeks, but I think i've really discovered something i could get into . . .

**I definitely enjoy the classes where the teachers speak sparingly and only use the silly yoga names aka "downward dog" (not their technical ones) . . . skipping the OMMMMMMS and any mention of Namaste is best for me.

anyway, this photography by Joshua Longbrade reminded me of a yoga pose.
Photo by Joshua Longbrake

7 Comments:

Blogger Emma B. said...

I tried yoga, but when everyone breathed out louder than a boombox, and said 'Namaste' in chorus at the end, I nearly started laughing. It's just waaay to serious for me x)

January 25, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Savannah said...

Ha one by one we will realize the fuss is real. What kind of yoga?

January 25, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger the girl in grey said...

I'm love yoga.
I do Bikram and Hatha.
XO THE GIRL IN GREY

January 25, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger lamardemona said...

i am totally into yoga
it works in so many directions!

January 25, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger ediot said...

ah- yes. yoga is great. i love it

January 25, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger So Good for Bunnies said...

Yoga's definitely fun! I totally agree with you on the quiet, non-namaste classes being better, much more relaxing and less silly! :)

January 25, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Alice D. Millionaire said...

totally love yoga. is yours a hot class? and yeah, they should just shut up with the soothing words.. just let me chill! that's why i'm here!
$5 classes are the shit, btw!

alice d.

January 26, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

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