Look at me! Look at me!
Yes, my front leg is supposed to be straight, but my flexibility hasn't quite gotten there yet.
I was at Yoga class yesterday (Sunday) and our instructor - in one of his tangets of "oh, this would be fun" - showed us this Scissor Pose. You can imagine that most of the class laughed thinking "Really? You expect us to do THAT?" But I'd say about half a dozen people gave it a try and I personally saw four of us managed it even if just for a moment.
I admit that I love yoga. It's very relaxing at times. It helps extend your range of motion and flexibility which is a personal favorite aspect. It can also be a very good workout if you have the right instructor, video, or personal mindset. I started yoga out of a pure interest in something new that everyone was talking about and I really think ANYONE can get something out of it no matter what type of workouts you do yourself.
But anyways, back to me! I think of myself as halfway decent at normal yoga, but I will be the first to admit that my weakness is balance poses. If you take a class with me, scooch yourself over when we do balance poses; I may very well topple over into you. So you can imagine how psyched I was when I was able to stick that pose yesterday morning! I, however, was not a good blogger - I didn't even think of having Chelsea snap a picture right then. So I had Kristin @ Cupcake Confessions take these ones after my three mile run today; hence the running gear.
PS. Shins are feeling better (obviously, I ran today) and I'm off in search of compression socks tomorrow morning since my ace bandage was a huge help this weekend.
1. Do you do yoga? If so, why? If not, why not?
I do yoga in order to increase my flexibility, range of motion, and muscle control.
2. Do you consider yourself flexible?
I've always found it extremely odd that many adults consider flexibility a characteristic of childhood that you more or less grow out of. I can't do splits anymore, but I still hold a fair share of my flexibility and I refuse to let it go.
Stay Fit. Stay Healthy.