Big Yoga: Not a Polygamist Yoga Retreat

7 Apr

I officially do not like “Moon Days”. I did NOT want to rest yesterday, or today for that matter. Last night I decided to give “Big Yoga: Flex-Ability” a spin in the interests of, er, science. Or this blog. Or the fact that I can’t freaking relax unless I do yoga.

I will have you know that it does NOT say “You don’t have to be thin to enjoy the benefits of Yoga!” on my DVD copy. It actually says “You don’t have to be flexible”, which is why I grabbed it frantically off of the shelf at the library. Although Beezus knows, I’m not thin or flexible. I’m like Han Solo entrapped in carbonite lately. I keep expecting to hear the evil chuckles of Jabba the Hutt coming from the corner of my yoga room.

Yes, this is an actual Han Solo in carbonite ice cube tray.

The Meera DVD was actually quite lovely. I wish I had found it when I first got back into practice two years ago. This is an excellent practice for people who are either very stiff, very out of shape or injured. Her voice is very pleasant and all of the instructions are very clear. It started out with lots of lovely stretches for my sorely neglected and oft abused feet and wrists. There’s a nice Sun Salutation sequence using a chair, a pranayama instruction sequence and an excellent guided meditation at the end. I was so relaxed that I just realized that I have no idea what happened in the rest of the video! I found myself wishing that she was my Yoga Fairy Godmother by the end of the guided meditation. So in the interests of science and this blog, guess I just will have to do it again tonight. Don’t worry, I’ll be back to the Sun Salutations/Standing Postures/Slayer Ashtanga grind by tomorrow! Monday starts week 4, which is kinda crazy. Time flies when you are sweating to heavy metal!

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