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Day 108 – Old Drinking Buddy

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Standing Bow Pulling Pose or Dandayamana-Dhanurasana 8/10/10

Standing Bow Pulling Pose or Dandayamana-Dhanurasana 8/10/10

I was stretching before class this morning, now that the 6:20s and 6:30s are getting popular in the morning (a trend I hope that doesn’t continue) I try to get there earlier, so I had an unusual 5 minutes to spare this morning, so I was stretching and looked up and saw an old drinking buddy from high school.  It made my day.

I actually just saw him on the Plaza the week before having lunch with his fiancee – who I didn’t much care for and he acted weird towards me.  But today he was just as he always was – and was not with her, which makes me think that she is the source of the weirdness he had towards me.  What a shame when you are marrying someone and they end up changing you.  I’ve seen it happened to a couple of high school buddies.

Usually seeing someone from high school makes me self-conscious and feel inferior – this is something I do to myself because of my current physical appearance – as I think I look like a chubster – especially since high school days – but with him, I wasn’t bothered.  Maybe because I have always thought of him as a happy and non-judgemental person.

I was sore and tired in class today and didn’t perform to the best of my abilities.  My right hamstring is exceptionally tight, so much so that I find that I cannot touch my forehead to the floor in Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose as I did on Monday and Tuesday!  Ridiculous!

Today’s pose is Standing Bow Pulling Pose or Dandayamana-Dhanurasana.  I am getting better at this one, but I am far behind on my right side compared to my left side.  I don’t know what it is about my right side, but I cannot seem to maintain balance and get my hips leveled.  BOO!


Welcome to!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Welcome to!  Yoga2010 is my journey through yoga in 2010.  I am a 30-year old female who lives in the midwest.  I have recently been deemed in remission from Graves Disease and have decided to claim my body again.

I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 2002 and it was a long journey to recovery.  I ended up having insatiable cravings that made me gain too much weight.  In spite of my efforts to have great will power and self-control, the cravings took over and I gained a lot of weight. 

So, on November 7, 2009 when I was deemed in remission from Graves’ Disease, I started thinking about what I wanted to do to get the weight off.  I decided I would return to Yoga.

Standing Bow Pulling Pose

I started doing Yoga in 2004 when a guy that I was dating broke up with me, and I needed something to clear my mind.  Interestingly enough, my cravings weren’t as bad then.  So I wasn’t as fat as I am now.  I will post a photo of me some day soon, so stay tuned to see my fatass.

Oh, I meant to mention that I go to a Hot Yoga studio where they do the 26 Bikram Yoga poses.  This pose (that I’m doing in the photo) is the Standing Bow Pulling Pose or “Dandayamana-Dhanurasana”.  I suppose in this photo I am in between a beginner yoga pose and an advanced yoga position.  I haven’t completely achieved the complete position, but by the end of 2010, I hope to do so.  Okay, really, if I cannot achieve it by 6 months into this year, what in the hell am I doing?
So, the reason I think I will be able to get to the maximum in that position is that my goal is to go do yoga 5 times a week.  I expect you guys to hold me to that!!  I want to go to a studio 5 times a week, but I can already tell you that I am not sure if that will always happen, so I am just going with 5x a week.
Today is January 1, but I am not starting until Monday, January 4, 2010.  Not to worry, I didn’t have too much to drink last night, but I don’t want to go to the studio today because they are only having one class that is at 10am and is free!!
If there is one thing I hate about yoga studio classes, it is a full class!  UGH!  Claustrophobia!  So I decided to wait until the week.  Also, I have that mindset that you work during the week and rest on the weekends, so I only want to do yoga Monday through Friday.  My hope is that I will want to do yoga on the weekends too…but for now, it is just on the week days.
Oh, which reminds me.  I have 3 websites, this is my fourth.  Actually, all my websites are blogs, or all my blogs are websites, however you want to say it.  I work to be proper and say the right things on my other websites since they are more professional, however, this one is for me…and my journey through yoga in 2010, so I will have typos, cuss words and other fallacies.
The thing is, folks, when it comes down to it, I am a really good person.  HOWEVER, I do criticize, I do cuss and by golly, I am way too blunt sometimes.  For those reasons, you might really enjoy reading this blog.  If that’s the case, please don’t hesitate to sign up for e-mail updates (upper right hand corner).  Also, I love comments!  Leave them below for me, please!  Please do join me on my journey to become a hot yoga girl in 2010!