Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Andrea K


I am writing this the next morning. There was a lot I wanted to remember about this class. First off - there were only 30 people in class. I had space around me. There was a really tall, skinny dude behind me that was trying really hard. He is new to our studio. He does better than he looks like he could do. Made me think of Jonny doing yoga. hahaha... which reminds me of dad doing yoga.

I had an awesome class. My ankle is getting bendier. I liked looking at my fancy toes! And I took my anklet off and that was weird and freeing to have a naked ankle. I thought in my head it is kinda like a sign that my ankle is getting better - it doesn't need the fluorescent anklet to warn people to be careful.

Andrea K talked a lot. At first I was kinda turned off by it but some of it was kind of refreshing after having no corrections and no change in direction with Taryn. It was nice to have new perspectives. She also gave a lot of technical corrections which I love.

It was a good class and I am glad I went - last class before Mexico - and Jonny was waiting with the Mondo Burrito... yum!!! I am so lucky!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday 6-7:15 Flow - Katherine - Sophie!

I haven't hung out with Sophie in a couple of weeks. It was good to take class with her again. We had a good class. We got to do headstands tonight. We did two different kinds. I kinda asked to do the second ones because those are the ones I can do. The teddy bear starting ones. I don't get how to do the other ones. There is no where to rest your knees in the halfway point. You just have to curl them in and use your abdominals. I am going to try those ones at school tomorrow... in my spare... when I have a whole mat and studio to myself. There are so many people I could crash into in yoga if I really gaver a good go tonight. I want to learn it and then do it in class.

Katherine is going to New York and the Cayman Islands for two weeks. Cool!

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot - Taryn

My ankle bent more than it ever has ... today.. yesterday. (It is Wednesday morning now) When I got to yoges I stretched it and stretched and worked it good. This is the first day that I have bent that much in awkward - still not normal and the first time that I was able to wrap my leg around in eagle - although not for the entire time - most of it!

Alternate fingers and sides getting up on the mat. Is it left over right on the stage? I think so - because of the right leading foot and the way that the audience would read the story. I thought of asking Ms. Cameron. I googled it the other day and didn't get the answer. I know I am right. That is the way I am remembering my fingers and arms too - left over right first - both ways are beginning to feel normal so I can't think the normal way and the awkward way anymore.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday 11-12 Tap 1 - Jim Hibbard - Keli!!

YAY!! This was a fun class with lil'mama!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

6-7am Hot Yoges - Ashley

I am unsure about this teacher. I was trying hard not to like her for some reason. I think because she took class with us once and she had awful technique. She gave corrections though. She gave me one on my warrior three and it was legit. That made me like her a bit. Then she offered to assist me to push me down more and I declined. It is early in the morning and I am not so bendy. I don't want to force anything at 6am! But at least she is a teacher that does something. We didn't do any breathing at the beginning or namaste at the end and she gave a water break before eagle. I guess I could get used to her???

My friend was in class.. I can't remember names right now.. and I met her friend Linda who is a newbie from Newffie.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Christine

Today I imagined my breathing going in like a knife and cutting away the thick feeling from my ankle then I would blow all that thickness out - breathe in and shave it down skinnier - breathe out all of the thickness. I also imagined Jonny not being able to sleep and making him do yoga breathing. Then I thought how creepy that is and maybe just a back rub and change the nightmares.

I worked with my ankle before and after class today. I think it is getting a little bendier. Not much. Slow and easy.

A lot of people were leaving the yoga class today. Once one goes everyone thinks it is ok to go. Christine asked them not to go during postures but between them for safety reasons but no one listened. It was getting out of hand and I was getting frustrated. She then spoke of focusing on ourselves and ignoring distractions. I needed that.

I smiled a lot in class today. I want to be the happy yogi. Everyone is so serious in class. Smiling makes it easier. You can still smile and try hard. I was the only one smiling.

I think I want to google how to do postures better. Maybe I can pick one a week and look up how advanced people do it and then work on it. I want corrections. I want improvement. I guess I will start now.. and at the beginning... I kind of want to start with camel though. So.. I will. I am sick of doing things in order.


Type of pose: Backbend
Benefits: Stretches the front of the body including the chest, abdomen, and quadriceps. Improves spinal flexibility.
1. Come up onto your knees. Take padding under your knees if they are sensitive.
2. Draw your hands up the side of your body as you start to open your chest.
3. Reach your hands back one at a time to grasp your heels.
4. Bring your hips forward so that they are over your knees.
5. Let your head come back, opening your throat.
Beginners: Curl your toes under and come to the balls of your feet if you cannot reach your heels when the feet are flat, or use blocks on either side of your feet.
Advanced: Try taking hold of opposite ankles. 

 There is the ticket! I am going to try to hold opposite ankles! Why didn't I think of using the internet to try new things before???