“You shouldn’t do yoga, it’s not good for your back because your back is too flexible.”
I have been hanging on to those words for the past year, a golden excuse to get out of something I hate, the perfect reply for “hey, want to come check out this yoga class?”
I don’t know why I hated yoga. I think it’s because I’m usually bored (I also hated Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street growing up for the same reason), I can’t do this slow and controlled breathing thing, and the P90X yoga DVD that was an hour and a half long made me want to karate chop that DVD in half.
Okay, so I guess I do know why I hated yoga.
Anyway, so last week one of my roommates asked us if we wanted to check out a free yoga class that’s hosted every week. I was armed, ready for my go to excuse to escape from my mouth, my mouth actually opening to form the words when my boyfriend excitedly interjected saying, “Oh I love yoga, we’ll totally come check it out.”
I gave him the death stare, as the words finally got out, “Actually my chiropractor said yoga is bad for my back… I’m actually TOO flexible you see…”
But I had already lost. If Jon was excited about something, we were doing it.
So tonight was the big night, the free yoga class. I strongly regretted doing a strong leg workout the day before with Jon, because I couldn’t get up out of my chair at work without bracing myself for support, so yoga was going to be great.
Jon gave me a hard time before we left for class, saying he didn’t feel like going, but since we had reserved our spot I told him we had to go. Now I was forcing him! Ugh, men.
Back to the class. So we came, we did some stretches in a dark room that smelled nice and had calming music, my legs and thighs wobbling and burning holding most of the poses, and most of which were stretches I was mildly familiar with at least, so I didn’t feel like a complete bumbling idiot.
But most of all, it wasn’t bad! Dare I say I liked it! A lot! Enough to do the class every week!
Who am I?!
Maybe it’s the food and my mood is better overall, or maybe I just need the de-stressor from all of the craziness at work, but I felt so amazing and relaxed, and in tune with my body. I’ll be there ever week if I can.