For years now, I’ve heard people raving about yoga and how good it makes you feel and how awesome it is. I have a few yoga dvds, and I thought, yeah, it was ok, but it wasn’t all that.
Tonight, I learned what they were talking about.
Monday night, Kris was bs’ing with Carrie on GChat while I was playing with my sewing machine, and he came in and said Carrie wanted to know if I had ever considered taking a yoga class and if so, would I be interested in joining her for one on Thursday evenings. I said sure, and we signed up for a class at Golden Heart Yoga on Thursdays.
Truthfully, I’ve wanted to go somewhere and take a class for a long time, but I was afraid. I was afraid of walking into a class where I knew no one, afraid of looking like an idiot because I had no clue what I was doing, afraid of being the fat chick in a room full of skinny, uber-flexible goddesses… you name it. Can you tell I don’t deal well with new situations? Most people don’t believe me, but I am extremely shy. Painfully so. Like, sick-to-my-stomach, have-to-talk-myself-into-it shy about going somewhere that I don’t know anyone. I hate it, but I’ve always been that way.
So, this time, I had an “in” – I wasn’t going alone! There was one person there that I knew I could trust not to mock me, no matter how stupid I looked or how awkward it was. So, I met Carrie there at 5:30 tonight, and for the next hour, I had the most amazing time. Our teacher, Joan, was the sweetest, most welcoming person I’ve ever met. I felt at-ease immediately, and she was really encouraging to all of us. I left the class feeling energized, flexible, strong… and this was only the first night of a level one newbie class! The hour went faster than the 20-minute dvd that Morninglight Mama and I do (theoretically) twice a week (when our schedules aren’t entirely screwy…), and when it was over, I could have stayed longer.
So, yeah. I get it now. Yoga = teh awesome. And I can’t wait for next Thursday.
In other news… the progress on the lace gloves?
Not so much. I tried them on at the Barnes & Noble SnB today… too small. Gah. So, I ripped them. I’m going to start again with the medium size, because the fabric I was getting was nice. Oh well. It’s an easy knit, and I really want these gloves, so what else can I do?