Wednesday, September 8, 2010

On Giving Up

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I have been trying to follow along with "Namaste Yoga" on Fit TV (Discovery Channel). The yoga classes at my gym are far too advanced for me, even though they claim to be all levels. So I found this one on tv at 8:30 every morning and for the most part it is poses that I can do, or can modify. But yesterday... not so much. They were doing crane pose - where you balance your knees on your elbows thing -like this:
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Which is so NOT even in the realm of anything I can imagine doing right now! So rather than try to modify or do some other pose, I just quit. Sat on the sofa and watched them go through a series I couldn't mimic on a bet.  If only sitting on the sofa wishing I could be fit and flexible would get me there!  

I'm not one to beat myself up though. I turned on the show again this morning. Today I did better. The series was based on warrior pose as a start and I was able to modify what I couldn't do. One day at a time. One baby step at a time.  I will stick with it!

10 comments:

Photographing Mom said...

Great lesson!!!

Sian said...

Yes, stick with it. A good lesson..keep up the good work Cheri.

scrappyjacky said...

It is a great lesson,Cheri....one I could do with learning!!

Karen said...

Great lesson, indeed! Some yoga poses are only meant for special people, and I'm not one of them!! I finally gave up yoga when my wrist gave out, and found a class called Essential Stretch---it's yoga without the contortions---and I love it. Sadly it's only offered twice a week.

quiltingfool said...

I can't even imagine getting my huge butt off the floor, much less balancing my knees on my elbows. Maybe at 16, but I doubt even then. Some poses that are easy for birds and animals were not meant to be attempted by humans. Just watch your cat!

scrapchick said...

Good for you for not giving up! I need to check that show out. The Wii needs to come up with a yoga program. lol Nice page too.

Cheryl said...

well doen Cheri I do yoga as my physio and it is nothing like that lol x

humel said...

I'd never in the world manage that pose!! GREAT lesson, Cheri xx

Rachel said...

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Cheryl said...

I'm loving your album pages!