This is definitely something I want to keep doing. It might even help with doing a handstand! I have had an odd set of aches moving through my muscles, but they seem to go away when I go back to class. I suspect this is just my body adjusting to moving in new ways, and I feel better in general!
colorajo's Life List
1. be able to do a handstand
2. learn to make sushi
3. see stonehenge
4. play the piano
5. plant a garden
6. hike the appalachian trail
7. see the aurora borealis
8. Read the Denver Rocky Mountain News must-reads list
9. ride in a helicopter
10. see the Alhambra
11. visit Amsterdam
12. go on the London Eye
13. sit on Hadrian's Wall
14. visit all 50 states
15. Visit Czechloslovakia
16. Visit Turkey
17. play the cello
18. Go to Oktoberfest
19. See the Cherry Blossoms in DC
20. Go to Yosemite
A guy being interviewed on the radio the other day said that when you talk to people about guitar, they’ll say “yeah, I play a little guitar”; but when you talk about the cello, nobody says “I play a little cello,” even though everyone likes them. We should play a little cello, or a little sitar – why not?
Good point, and I’ve always wanted to play cello, so it goes on my list.
Tried out CorePower yoga in Fort Collins last night at 7 with a friend.The good
- Felt like I’d had a massage afterwards. My tense back isn’t fixed, but it definitely feels better.
- My heels got closer in down dog than I’d expected.
- One week free, and lots of beginner classes at convenient times.
- The instructor had to work with a lot of different skill levels (my first time; several people who really knew what they were doing) and was very good about offering alternative poses.
- Much better in class than on DVD or online.
- Easy to drop in: Just showed up 15 minutes early, filled out a waiver, borrowed a mat (free on first visit; $2 thereafter), and got a tour. There was an email from CorePower in my inbox when I got home. There were about 8 people in the class.
- I’m not very bendy.
- Lots of people attending who obviously knew what they were doing; I could have used more instruction. [update: Turns out it would have been better to go on the free beginners’ night. The instructor on the free beginners’ night clearly expected true beginners and was very good at explaining and helping correct positions.]
- Situps. Must be the reason for the “core power” in their name….
- Sweat. I don’t think I’ve ever sweated so much in my life. But then the class before ours was a heated class, so the warm room probably had something to do with it. At one point my feet started slipping on the mat.
- Occasional aerobics-class feel: “Ok, now we’re going to do it faster.” I’d expected it all to be very slow. [update: the goal was to flow from one pose to another in time with breaths. Didn’t understand that this was the reason for moving faster.]
- Pigeon (the pose). Made my entire body shake.
- Crow. I want to do this. [update: I can do this for a few seconds at a time!]