Since I got engaged, I've made it a goal to seriously get back into shape... especially since the wedding dress i've got my eye on is pretty unforgiving. I recently signed up for classes at the community centre near my house and yesterday was my first class:
Y O G A
Before my class, I was practicing my "tree" pose which is one of the "easy" poses but I was disheartened when I couldn't even keep my balance for longer than 2 seconds! I went to my class anyway and was assured by the instructor that i'd be fine since it's a beginners class. The first half of the class was fine... a little stretch here, a little stretch there. Then she said, "alright, and now let's do the tree pose". Crap.
Needless to say, while everyone stood firmly with their opposite foot to their thigh, all I could do was put my opposite foot to my ankle (i couldn't get it up as high as the others) and I kept wobbling. Oh, but that's not the embarrassing part.
Before the class ended, we were told we'd take 5 minutes of relaxation so we all just laid down on our mats and closed our eyes. 2 minutes in, she instructed us to turn to our right and curl up our bodies into fetal position. What you must know is that i was at the end of the row so there was no one to my right so I had no idea what was going on behind me. At the end of the 5 minutes, I heard the yoga bell ring and thought to myself "I wonder what that means....?" ... I just remained curled up in fetal position and relaxed just as we were instructed before. *ding* the bell rang again.... I ignored it. *ding* Okay maybe I should turn around to see what's going on. It turns out... the bell meant sit back up on your mat and go into "prayer pose". All that time, everyone was sitting up in their pose while I was still curled up in the corner in fetal position... I guess that's why the yoga instructor kept ringing the bell... to get my attention. Are you picturing it? Are you picturing it? Every time I picture it in my head, it cracks me up. hahaha!