Friday, February 25, 2011

What's for dinner?

I made it to my Yoga class today and I was very much looking forward to it.  I missed class last week because my son K wasn't feeling well and the timing of everything didn't work out.

Crow
Before class started I asked my friend and yoga instructor Nancy to take a picture of me in crow pose.  I love that pose and wanted to get an up to date picture of me doing the pose.  I remember the very first time I did that pose towards the end of last year. I was so amazed and excited to be able to do it and I've been hooked on yoga since then.

In general I feel so relaxed in class.  At times it is challenging but I love it.  Today we did a pose called wheel and it was a challenge for me today.  My arms and legs felt a little tired but that's OK.  A few weeks back I was able to do this pose but today my muscles were a little fatigued.  I still had fun none the less. 

I must say my favorite part of the class is the cool down period or savasanah (corpse pose) and the focus on breathing. I get to rest and soak in the quiet of the room (that is unless someone like myself accidentally knocks over the empty water bottle on the floor next to me .  - Bam! - breaks the silence.  All I could do was say oops and smile :-) - after everyone jumped an inch off their mat of course  :-).

In general when I leave class I feel like I've been on a mini retreat of sorts and then it's back to reality.  After class today I did a bunch of errands (all of which I didn't get to complete unfortunately but there's tomorrow).  One of the errands was to go to the grocery store.  I asked my son K~ what he wanted for supper and he said macaroni and cheese and some sardines.  I was like - OK? - if that's what you want.

Well to get to the point he ate the entire can.  To be a good sport I ate one.  I closed my eyes before I put it in my mouth and didn't think about the fact I was eating a baby fish with skin and a tail.  Oddly enough I ate them as a kid until I thought about what they really are.  My dad loved them so I guess that's how I was introduced to them.  Well then how did my son K~ get the idea to try them (you might be thinking)?  It was the movie  Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.  If you haven't seen the movie yet it's a good one to see with or without kids.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Single-Disc Edition)

Now I'm off to bed I have a five mile run in the morning that will be inside due to poor weather.

Cheers!


4 comments:

  1. HOLY MOLY girlie...that's an amazing pose!!! a few yrs. ago I bet you never thought you'd be doing yoga and getting up on your elbows with your knees like that...and yes, I agree, yoga is very relaxing in a sense...one time this wtr. I went to a personal pace yoga class and had a GREAT time...glad you were able to make it to your class today and I'll be thinking of your run tomorrow : )

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  2. Mid Thank you so much for posting and yes you are right I would have never thought in a million years I could ever do that pose! It's amazing what our bodies can do. I recommend btw for anyone reading this to not try these posses unless you are being guided by a yoga instructor. You can get hurt!

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  3. Thanks for setting up the walking/running group. Such a great idea!!

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  4. Thank you for joining in the fun Chantel! You did amazing! You did way more than I ever did starting out. Listen to your body and keep going! See you in another week. The day care at the community center is great btw (I think you had asked me that but I got distracted). See you sometime soon.

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