Friday, April 16, 2010
I've been going to yoga three times a week for the last three weeks. When I first started, I was TERRIBLE. (No, I'm not being modest with that term; I'm being rather easy on myself.) I fell over at least once a session, (sometimes with a "splat!"; later on with a more ladylike "thunk.") I couldn't come close to my toes when bending over and generally sweated and gasped as though I was running a marathon instead of merely bending my body.
Now I'm coming much closer to grasping my toes and can move my body without the copious sweating. I still look and feel a lot like a lumbering bear coming off a three-week bender when I try to get into some of the poses, but I'm getting better at it! My hamstrings are getting longer and my body is beginning to move better. I've gone from "terrible" to merely "really, really bad." Progress? Yup! I'm beginning to look forward to a few months from now when I upgrade my yogability from "really, really bad" to "not very good." Now THAT will be progress!