Besides “honesty is the best policy”, laughter comes in as a strong second.
I began to fully live the day that I first laughed at myself.
Today I laughed when I attempted yoga for the first time. I loved it even though the space in my bedroom that I’ve allotted for it is kind of narrow. Most of this Rodney Yee CD yoga practice was in a sitting or lying position, and when I was lying on my mat I couldn’t fully extend my arms to either side because cats were in the way! Tiger on my left got surprised when all of a sudden my left hand ended up at the place that unbeknownst to me he was lying. Micah on my right gravitated toward my hand for a neck rub, because that is what he is used to doing.
Both cats were purring at the same time but definitely had different purrs. I think they like yoga! But next time I want to remember to cast my fan club out of the bedroom and shut the door. Then I can concentrate and hear Rodney better!
I was really pleased with Rodney’s CD. I only had to pause him twice, once to get my yoga strap and once to get a blanket for one of the poses. I happened to do the a.m. yoga segment, and it was so relaxing. I wonder if I can do it on a weekday when getting ready for work, without falling back to sleep?!
I found my muscles to be really tight, especially the hamstrings (no surprise here), but it felt so good to stretch. Yoga seems to be coming into my life…yesterday at work my boss showed me how to do a tree pose. The object was to place one foot at the bottom of the opposite leg, slowly slide the foot up along the leg, and raise your arms out to the side and up to the sky. I immediately raised my foot as far as I could on the leg, put up my arms, and didn’t fall over. “Debb! You’re already doing it!” my boss said. And to me, I was just doing a graceful stretch that until yesterday didn’t know that this pose had a name.
Yoga practitioners: do you have any advice or comments about my new adventure, what to do or what to expect? Thanks!