My Thoughts During Yoga Class

Hey Joyflakes!

I am happy to let you all know that I survived yoga week. I'm not really sure what I was so terrified of but it probably has to do with looking stupid or falling over...two things I am very very good at.

Class started out with some simple stretching and focusing on breathing. Then, we moved into the more well known poses. Finally, we ended with a few moments of relaxation where your warm and stretched out body floats into the wonderful void of nothingness that is so hard to find between work, classes, and dealing with other humans.

I don't know why I was so surprised by the way yoga went but I did find myself realizing things about my self, my body, and the whole yoga craze while I focused on my downward dog. Here are just a few of them.

1. I wonder what playlist this is?

The music that they play is naturally very soft, soothing, ambient music but it would make a KILLER playlist to listen to at work. If any of you have a good yoga playlist let me know!

2. When did my toes get so far away?

As a former dancer, I've always prided myself on being pretty darn flexible. But, apparently I've lost more flexibility than I thought over the last few years.

3. I'm sweating just from does anyone do hot yoga?!

I am both impressed and terrified by hot yoga. I know that someday, when I've been doing yoga for a while I'll give it a try, but for now? I'm more terrified than intrigued.

4. Wait, how long are we supposed to stand here on one leg?

Thank god for all of those leg lifts and arabesques in dance...I don't think I would make it through this otherwise

5. Alright lady, we get it. you're like REALLY into yoga...but you wouldn't last that long on one leg if you were turning.

I'll admit it. I got a little competitive during yoga. The woman in front of me was giving off an aura of "I'm the queen of yoga and you're going to wish you were as good as I am" and it made me want to kick her.

6. So when do we stand on our heads? I'm pretty sure I'm ready to stand on my head.

Yoga was way less intimidating and complicated than I was expecting it to be...probably because I only see my friends and acquaintances who are yoga instructors Instagram accounts.

7. When is the next class?!

In short, I loved it. It was a great combination of stretching, core workout, and relaxation and I can't wait to take another class. Once my classes start I'll be able to go at the rec which will make life way easier. Upside-down crow here I come!

In the mean time, if any of you know of a good yoga app or videos that I can do at home for free please let me know in the comments!