Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scattered Yoga, Anyone?

Okay, I love yoga. It actually feels good when you work out. Especially after a really long run and/or a stressful day.

I sort of expect the same things out of my yoga instructors as I would my massage therapists. PEACE AND QUIET. But somehow in Elko they're not trained for that. How can you get a good peaceful relaxing massage when your massage therapist is talking her head off about her personal life? YOU CAN'T!!

Just like going to Yoga. If you're instructor laughs like a hyena (sorry that's mean), its not relaxing. Or if you're instructor talks her head off about her personal life, its not relaxing. OR if you have an instructor that doesn't have a clue what they're doing? That's just pure chaos. lol

So I've been going to the gym with a friend. We've been awesome about going between 3-5 times a week immediately after work. Last night there was a yoga class, so we went right after our workout. The instructor talked her head off for about 15 minutes and to be honest I didn't listen to a word of it because I had my eyes closed and was trying to relax and breathe. Then I could hear her walking around the room and she asked if anyone has ever done yoga before. I was the only one that raised my hand. So she came up to me and said: "Well, just so you know I don't really teach or practice any particular method or sequences. I'm just scattered." Great. This should be fantastic.

So she led us through the cat poses, chair pose and then the warrior poses but not fluidly. A lot of the people in class couldn't follow one of her "sequences" because she was missing steps in between and just jumped from one to the other. Really it was rather comical. Though I'm pretty sure that even though its yoga, you could probably hurt yourself doing something stupid like that. Oh!! And before the Savasana? NO stretching!! I'm serious.

The best part? The aerobics/yoga room is not even fully enclosed. The wall does not reach the ceiling so you can hear all the weights and loud music. Which meant, the instructor felt the need to turn up the volume on her music, which meant we couldn't hear her so she had to yell. Pretty relaxing eh, eh?? ;) lol

Anyway, even though I spent an hour through the most hilarious yoga session ever, it was still an hour of yoga and it still felt really good. At home I usually just do 30 minutes, so a full hour was still awesome despite all the funky quirks :-)

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