Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Absolutly not craft related :-)

Victory! I'm so excited! I know this might sound a bit silly, but today for the first time in yoga class, I was able to roll on my toes in transition from 'up dog' to 'down dog'. It has only taken me sort of about 5 years to get to this point :-)
When we moved to the US about 5 years ago I was so furtunate, that in our rather rural area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there were lots of yoga classes on offer. Prior to that I had only very briefly touched base with yoga, so I jumped on the chance to learn more and I have never looked back. I was totally hooked. One of my first yoga instructors impressed me in many, many ways, but her toe rolling.... well, I had never see any like it before. How on earth could she do that! How ever much I tried to get my (stiff) feet to do anything even remotely, well that just didn't happen.....untill today!
After moving back to England I joined the local yoga center,
The SelfCentre . A superb place with brilliant instructors and lots and lots of yoga classes. On avarege I attend classes three times a week and love every minute of it. Eventhough I'm not a youngster anymore, I'm as flexible as I have ever been. There are still lots that I cannot do, but thats ok, maybe eventually.... :-)


Silver Sisters said...

So funny! I have been practicing yoga for 7ish years and still haven't gotten the hang of toe rolling! Funny how the simplest things can be so ellusive!

SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

Tell me about it! I guess that is one of the great things about yoga. You have the obvious challenges in the advanced postures, but personally I'm actually more excited about the smaller steps :-)

Mirjana Cesar said...

Great accomplishment! I'm doing some yoga and pilates on daily bases, too. That's the only thing that keep my back pain away. There are times when I have more flexibility, so it feels great when I can do some poses "all the way".