Tuesday, April 17, 2007

yo la tangled limbs

I can't remember the last time I went to yoga -- it was at least 10 pounds ago.

I've been feeling a little on edge lately.
I thought yoga would be a good stress reliever.

I'm not the most coordinated person to start out with.

And I have a hard time processing directions:
"Place your feet apart, right heel out at a 90% angle. Left heel at a 10% angle in"
Just as I figure out my left from right, my brain freezes on angles.

The woman who leads the class, Mary Jo is great and she is often standing next to me adjusting my poses and sometimes giving me a literal nudge in the right direction.

Something went horribly awry this evening.
I swear she said "hang upside down"
Those directions were open to interpretation.
I was supposed to be leaning forward, bent at the waist, nose toward the knees.

I leaned backwards -- and almost fell over.

I started giggling, Mary Jo started laughing.
The rest of the class was confused (they were leaning forward and missed the whole thing), which made us laugh harder.

I feel better - don't know whether it was the breathing and stretching or the laughing until I cried.

5 comments:

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Nora
In this case I would go with the laughing.
Ralph

Rachel said...

I always wanted to try yoga! I'd say it was the good old laugh that has you feeling better!

Jerry said...

Now you know why your Mom didn't call you Grace.

Cliff Morrow said...

Great post Nora. Yeah, it's laughing until you cry. If you survive the laughter, it's a great feeling.
My favorite thing about yoga is watching the cute little things do it on tv. Do they make you guys wear really short shorts? :>

Tee said...

ROFL! This is something that would happen to me.

I tried Yoga before - just following along with a TV program. I thought Yoga was for wussies. Boy was I wrong! That stuff is hard. LOL.