I must be becoming less hateful lately. I’m beginning to like stuff I’ve put years of effort into hating. First, my lifelong hate of strawberries ended two months ago. (I know, I know. Everyone loves strawberries. Pick that chin off the floor.) Now, I might have to take yoga off the list. I’ve tried it a few times and the class either moves too fast and I can’t keep up, or it’s too boring, or the heat is jacked up to something god-awful. I’ve never been a fan.
Last night, I decided to give it another go. I even snapped the old blogger-in-a-car shot for you.
Enough filters cannot be placed on that photo to make it look good. I need to cut bangs to cover up that forehead before someone shows a movie on it.
Anyway, I met my friend K for the Hatha I class at Everything Zen Yoga, which I had a good feeling about because the place is named after a Bush song. I like to base my feelings on arbitrary things.
Mother nature was being a real mother, so this is as close as I got to a good picture.
When I got there, the instructor asked me if I had done yoga before. I told her I had, but found it really boring. She told me, in the nicest way possible, that maybe I wasn’t “ready” for yoga then.
The place is small inside but it’s cute and open. There were about 15 people in class which was close to capacity. Being a professional yoga hater, I didn’t have a yoga mat so I had to borrow one from hubs. I dug it out of the deep recesses of our closet and hubs got excited that it was being used for the second time.
When the class started, I was fully prepared to hate on it. The instructor said that she liked to touch people during class and to raise your hand if you don’t want to be touched. I swear, I was the only one who raised their hand. So awkward.
It turns out, it wasn’t so bad. I really liked the instructor. She was great at describing the poses instead of giving their names and assuming we knew them. If the pose was more difficult, she would demonstrate it beforehand. She also gave alternate options in case someone didn’t feel comfortable doing a particular pose. It was nice to actually be able to understand what to do, keep up, and not feel like a total newbie loser.
Also, lately I’ve been having shoulder pain that started back in Savannah. Once it starts to feel better, I do some type of shoulder exercise in Crossfit that aggravates it. Since my Crossfit workout on Monday, my shoulder has been hurting again and I could swear it felt better all last night after the class.
So overall, I came. I saw. I liked. I’m going to go back again.