Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It hurts so good.

Down Dog is the bane of my yoga existence. Looks easy as hell. I assure you, its not. G'head....give it a try. And then hold it there, for at least 5 full breaths. Then repeat.

Are your shoulders burning yet? Arms shaking? Legs burning? Mine were! Apparently this is the "go to" pose in Yoga. I've been told to learn to love it, as I'll be doing it often. Gah. My shoulders do not love it.

Then try this. This is fun....

My leg doesnt go that high. Yet. I've been told it will though. We'll see...

And this....what the fuck is THIS. I mean, really. I am never going to be able to fold in half like this. I can barely touch my toes!

Anyone that scoffs at Yoga and thinks its easy and not a workout, deserves a punch to the throat. This shit aint easy. For real.

14 comments:

Chelsea Lietz said...

hm, I'm forever afeared of yoga now!

Bon said...

I've been learning also. It's fun. It's the only exercise
I can tolerate. I can't do those
poses well either.

cozzie laura said...

see, i totally love yoga, and I suck hard at it. I'm not good at the normal poses, but apparently I have some sort of freaky elastic hips and lower back, which makes me really good at say.....pigeon pose.

I had to leave class yesterday when a freaky lady next to me made goat sounds, and I started laughing, cuz I'm mature like that.

Casey said...

yoga poses are very hard. Especially when you have to hold and repeat. My favorite is more of a pilates pose...plank...hard as hell.

Gwen said...

Yeah...I love yoga. Whenever people say it's too easy, I always reply, "Then you're not doing it correctly." That shit is hard. And I'm always super sore after a class. And did you know that downward dog is a rest pose in advanced yoga? Yeah. I'll keep my child's pose, thank you very much.

Sarah said...

Chelsea- Nah its not that bad. I'm just getting started thats all.

Bon- Yea, I actually really like Yoga. I figure I'll get better. Or at least I hope I will.

Laura- Dont get me wrong, I'm really enjoying myself. I just need to limber up a bit and practice.
And that right there, is one of the main reasons I will NOT take an actual class. I would be thrown out within the first 2 minutes.

Casey- I have a pilates/Yoga mix that I LOVE! And man does it kick my ass.

Gwen- Rest pose my ass. I'll take childs pose or the corpse pose thanks you!

Jane G said...

I haven't been to a yoga class in years, but I used to love it. Those second two poses look seriously painful. I haven't been able to touch my toes for at least twenty years!

Sarah said...

Jane- yea, I'm getting into it. I'm doing as I was told, and learning to love Down Dog. Down Dog will be my friend.

womb for improvement said...

On the plus-side I am sure your man'll appreciate the downward dog once you've mastered it.

JJ said...

Trying to get my ass in gear, arentcha? I need that reminder--as Im on my 3rd week of WW, and this is when it gets hard for me. Keep up the great work!

Kansas said...

yoga was the only thing that would help me lose weight! it's hard!

Sarah said...

WFI- Eh, who cares what he does and DOESNT appreciate. This is for me.

JJ- Thanks hun

Kansas- Hell yea its hard! But I'm actually really liking it!

Sarah said...

Oh, and Kansas...I dont know if you knew this already or not, but I cant comment on your blog. Wasnt sure if that was intentional or not.

Kansas said...

Really? Thanks for letting me know! I'll check it out. Clearly I am blogerly retarded.