Friday, April 01, 2016

The things I've seen this morning

A woman hanging from a rope, another one draped on a stand with her head hanging back. A man with his legs strung across his shoulders, another one with his hands and feet hopelessly entangled while a third one sits calmly cross-legged.

Those are the things I've seen this morning at yoga class.
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It’s ages since I did a 55er. I thought I’d try one for this prompt.

I won’t stop there though, because I have to tell you about my new experiment with yoga. Let me begin by saying that I took it up once before for about two years and found is quite magical. The twins weren't yet two and I was on the verge of going completely crazy. Yoga then wasn’t about weightloss. I looked upon it as the only me time I was likely to have through the day. It turned out to be way more than that. I always came away with a sense of peace and well-being from the sessions. It helped that the instructor was coming home and I had the kids close by.

With the twins entering their tweens, the 'going crazy' feeling is closing up on me again and I thought I could do with some peace of mind along with my exercise. Also, with my knees getting worse I knew my days with Zumba were numbered. Yoga it had to be.

However, it has just not been the same.

To begin with the class starts right at the time that twin’s bus arrives so I’m not there to wave them goodbye and that doesn’t make me too happy. Yeah they’re almost ten but N makes this huge show of not wanting me to go while hardly bothering with me when I’m there. Kids, I tell you! They’re champions at starting off guilt trips. 

Besides, there are too many people at the class. When we had the instructor coming home we were just three friends and had undivided attention. My spondilitis has only made it worse. I cannot do many of the asans and that bugs me no end, specially when it's something I could do earlier or when I see people around me doing it with relative ease.

It doesn’t help to have Zumba songs playing in my head during meditation. I feel like I’m being unfaithful (To Zumba or Yoga, I haven't quite figured out). Sigh! 

Maybe another time, another class, another instructor. For now it’s back to the walks and the Zumba.

So what’s your most/least favourite exercise?


Linking up to Finish the Sentence Friday. Thanks to Leanne for the wonderful prompt  'The things I've seen this morning...' . and as always, warm thanks also to Kristi from Finding Ninee our regular host. Do drop by to check out the other entries.


23 comments:

  1. My least favorite exercise is aerobics! And most favorite is surya namaskar. Not that I do it regularly.
    - Chicky @ www.mysteriouskaddu.com

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    1. I love surya-namaskars - the only part of yoga that I really understand but I enjoy aerobics too - after Zumba, that is.

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  2. I love to go for Zumba. I do practice Yoga and Meditation regularly.

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    1. Meditation is the hardest of all. I think one would need to be in a certain mindset to be able to practice it. Maybe one day I will too.

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  3. That's a fab 55er!! Didnt see that coming!!
    Pls do Walks, Zumba and Yoga on my behalf too... I have time for everything but anything physical for my body! :(

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    1. Thanks Shilpa, coming from you that feels even better. Lol! I wish it were possible to get someone to exercise for me too.

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  4. I need to get myself into yoga --- more for my mental health than anything else. I love pilates and anything to do with weights. Not a fan of cardio but I do it anyway.

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    1. That was why I wanted to try yoga for the mental benefits it offers. Maybe another time. Ooh I like cardio and some weights too.

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  5. Am sure you would thrive again on a personalised small yoga class and at a better time and yes kids know our guilt buttons ;) Do enjoy the walks n Zumba. The songs in your head made me laugh :D. I personally cant be without Yoga and thats why I teach it ;) and love weights and walks too.
    http://sunilavigauthor.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/chitragupt-for-c-heavenly-record-keeper.html

    @whitefielder

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    1. Yes I thought so too Sunila. I know you're a big fan of yoga. Closer home I've seen my mum benefiting hugely from it - both on the physical and mental fronts. Maybe I'll give it another shot another time.

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  6. my least favourite is getting up from bed :)

    and you had me at the start I was like WHAT where are you walking seeing all these things :)

    Bikram's

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    1. Heh heh - Bikram - that remains the tough bit for me too - getting out of bed. As for the 55er.. ha thanks.

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  7. I absolutely loved the 55 fiction LOL Wish I could go for some antigravity classes.
    Hope you find better instructor soon and it helps your condition. My least favourite are Burpees and lunges. Kills me!!

    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

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    1. Thanks Raj. I'm sure you'll go the antigravity way soon enough if the way you're progressing with yoga is any indication. Burpees, lunges - I'll add squats to the list - dreaded and hated.

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  8. Your 55er had me stumped! loved it!

    I think I can never twist my body in Yogic poses! All I do is walk and walk some more!

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    1. I love walks too. Pune is a great place to walk with decent weather most evenings all through the year. And if you have your favourite music to walk along, it's the perfect exercise.

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  9. That was a brilliant 55-er. I did not see it as an attempt of micro-fiction till you mentioned it.
    I am happy with every form of exercise but yoga. Have never had a good instructor so could never fall in love with it.

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    1. Thank you My Era. Yoga does have a lot to do with the instructor. I haven't totally given up yet.

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  10. Things are too much now and I've finally started with yoga these days. let's see how many days it lasts. I never thought it before, but losing weight is so damn difficult and these odd cravings, they eat me so much!

    My me time, I think is when I write or exercise I guess :)

    Cheers
    Geets

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    1. Good luck Geets. You said it about weightloss. It's just hard to get it off.

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  11. I love Yoga and I love to walk in good weather. When I was very young, I started Yoga but had a lot of gap and till date I can't do many asanas but that as never bothered me. Each of our bodies are different and we need to give them time :)
    Now when I practice Yoga, it's for my back and Yoga helps me keep it in shape. :)

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    1. I know I know - people swear by Yoga. I really need to find a good instructor.

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  12. Hey!A nice post:).Exercise comes to me once in a blue moon.May be we are incompatible with each other :(.Every year this resolution of mine goes for a waste.

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