What I Learned Wednesday [Yoga] 12.28.11

This morning I met one of my girlfriends at the gym to do a yoga class…  Some things that I learned:


  • Never show up on time to class, you must arrive early to get a mat, find a spot, situate yourself, and sit patiently until the instructor arrives…  I showed up at 10:45AM [when the class was scheduled for] and the instructor already had begun
  • Yoga will make you sweat…  I’m not sure if I was sweating from my lack of experience or because the thermostat was set to 82 degrees
  • I’m not a fan of the tranquil music…  I think it distracts me more than calms me
  • Yoga requires flexibility and strength…  My hyper mobile joints and flexibility are an asset, but my lack of upper body strength is a deficit
  • The “extended side angle” pose feels great on the whole body


  • “Cat” pose is a great back stretch


  • I have unknowingly done a yoga pose since childhood, the “supported shoulderstand”


  • A complete spandex outfit is totally acceptable [even for men?] to wear
  • I don’t know how to meditate
  • I need to incorporate more yoga classes into my exercise routine, as advised by my doctor who says it would help alleviate some of my joint pains and muscle tightness

Question:  Do you practice yoga?

Question:  What’s your fave yoga pose?



Filed under Fitness

4 responses to “What I Learned Wednesday [Yoga] 12.28.11

  1. I can’t handle yoga because I get to jittery! Some people say I need to do it more often but it stresses me out more than it helps! I would rather spend the hour running!

    • Life's a Bowl

      I am totally the same way- I think a 30 min class would be the perfect length! I ended up doing some cardio later because I was so jittery 😛

  2. I love yoga but don’t do it that often anymore. Favorite pose: pigeon, feels good and you’re partly laying down 🙂

    • Life's a Bowl

      I had to totally look up “pigeon” pose- yesss that felt so good too! I especially liked it when we leaned forward and put our chest to the ground and stretched our hips!

Whatcha think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s