Sunday, January 12, 2014

Beware....it might be a trap


Around supper time I was cruising around my Facebook news feed, looking for a distraction from some of the "behavioral misdeeds" going on in the hallway outside Mom's room.  (Wow, it's like a bad soap opera there somedays).  I saw a post from one of my friends who teaches yoga.  She was doing a Yin Yoga class this evening.  She said "bring your pillow and blanket, it will be a great night to relax and restore...." 

Sounds pretty appealing, doesn't it??  I admit, for a few minutes I was intrigued.  A pillow.....a blanket.... Relaxing......   Briefly, this is what I envisioned


Or this.....


I momentarily focused just on the word Yin - you know, Ying Yang, balance, etc.   Then I remembered the other word.......YOGA


OUCH, that's gotta hurt


I forgot, I DON'T BEND.   Plus there is that little quirk I have where I spontaneously say inappropriate things or giggle uncontrollably.  (Especially if someone is trying to bend me into a pretzel)

Yeah!! That would work in a yoga class.  I tried to convince another friend to go, as a reconnaissance spy for me but she wasn't falling for it either.  LOL    

Remember ladies, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is ;)



19 comments:

  1. Well, do tell - how was it? Even though you envision the pretzel move, it is often much more relaxing than that. I've actually dozed off a couple of times! That said, I hope you're coping well, and that life is slowly getting back to a "new normal." And keep giggling - it keeps you sane.

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  2. Oh my, I could never be a pretzel and get up and walk again.....Take Care, Francine.

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  3. hehe.
    loved this post.
    Woolie Hugs

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  4. I have been taking a yoga class for about two years now. Best thing I ever did for myself and that first posse you showed is what I live for as it's the last pose in yoga and it last for anywhere from 50 to 10 minutes. Heaven. I bet if you found a yoga instructor that would do basic yoga you would truly enjoy it. You only do to your comfort zone and no more as you don't want to injure yourself. I can never do the poses you showed nor would I ever!! It really helps relax your mind and the time goes by quickly. Something to think about as your life is very stressful. cheers.

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    1. I could do that first pose for 50 minutes Lol

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  5. Just noticed a bunch of typos in my post. First of all while it may feel like a posse it really is a pose and although I would like it to last 50 minutes it really lasts from 5 minutes to 10. My yoga teacher would have had a good laugh.

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  6. I don't have that bendable body, either - never have! Our daughters are yoga fans. Guess they don't have my genes.:-)

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  7. I was just thinking the other day I needed to go back to yoga to get limbered up. I am getting too stiff but of course never most of those moves.
    I do like the energized feeling it leaves me with.
    You make me laugh. Have a wonderful day.

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  8. Hi Kim, thank you for your comments on my blog. :) You are sweet. I have left an update there today.

    Wow that looks painful to me lol That would not bend me that would break me. lol

    Take care, oxo

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  9. Glad your ice is all gone and the Polar Vortex too, lol...

    I'm an expert at doing the pose in the first picture and believe it or not, I used to be able to do the pose in the last picture when I was much younger.

    Somewhere along my life journey, I fell on the ice and hurt my right knee and now it pains me when I try to sit in the Lotus position.

    Giggling and laughing is a good de-stresser too. Maybe you don't even need to take Yoga classes to de-sterss. All you need is someone willing to bend you, hahaha.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  10. My body doesn't bend either...sigh.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  11. Thanks for giving me the de-stressing giggles. :-))

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  12. totally agree...as you said if it sounds too good to be true, it is.

    That poor cat look terrified. LOL

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  13. that cat in the plastic container freaked me out!!!! I need to get to yoga to calm down. JK (about the yoga)
    Cathy

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  14. ok....so I nearly peed my pants laughing so hard. I'm with you....thinking of pillows...mats...and rest would love that...but damn that would hurt way too much.
    The cat in the box!!!!

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  15. So funny....
    I keep thinking about those yoga classes, but that is as far as it gets here!

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  16. Oh, I'm sure I could not do the pretzel; it's all I can do to turn my head!!!
    I have a friend who is trying yoga for the first time. Wishing her luck!

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