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Day 54 – Not As Bad As I Thought…

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Locust Pose

Locust Pose 2/22/10

So I wasn’t as sore and inflexible as I thought I’d be after going to the 4:30pm class last night and waking up for the 6:30am one this morning.

To be quite honest, all I can remember about this morning’s class is how I want to order some Sanuk shoes.  I saw them on the shelving where everyone puts their stuff before class and picked them up and said, “Wow, these are cute.”  And my instructor turned around, and said, “Thanks, I got them on Amazon.com.”  Of course, she has a size 6 shoe, so anything will look cute on her, whereas I have a size 10 shoe, so NOT SO HOT.  My credit card billing cycle renews on the 8th of every month, so guess what is on my list to buy?  I haven’t bought shoes for 2 years, so I think it’s time to reward myself with some shoes.  What do you think?  Do you like them?  Tell me if there is a certain style you prefer.  My instructor said they are designed and made with a fabric that is supposed to be allow you to sweat and not have the shoe smell (as they are meant to be worn without socks).

Locust Pose Profile View

Locust Pose Profile View 2/22/10

Today’s pose is the locust pose.  Oh, the locust pose.  Also known as the arm breaking pose.  It doesn’t feel like I am breaking my arms any more in this pose, which is good, but I am still not where I want to be.  There was a lady in the class today, Pamela, I think her name is.  Anyway, she can almost get her legs over her head, with her toes touching her head (here’s an idea of what the locust pose should look like as one of the advanced yoga poses).  So in other words, you lay on your arms (palms down and elbows as close together as you can get them) and lift your thighs.  Unfortunately because of my pants, it doesn’t look like my thighs are off the ground, but they are.  Friends, I am going to look like the link above by the end of 2010.  It’s time to really master one of the advanced yoga poses.  It’s one I want to master.  Master of disaster. 

Locust Pose 1/8/10

Locust Pose 1/8/10

This is certainly one of the poses that I have gotten a little further in and one I mess around with a lot – but adjusting my arms or my legs to see what works best for me.  I remember a few years ago when I was really into yoga, I was close to mastering this one and remember falling out of it because I was in total awe that I was close.  Just my advancement from Jan. 8 to Feb. 22 gives me hope that I can get where I want to be with this one come December 31st.  Tomorrow is a short class – only 60 minutes.  Two 90 minute classes in a row is nice, but I am ready for a WHAM! BAM! THANK YOU MAM! 60 minute class.

Namaste.