Posts Tagged ‘Garurasana’

Day 106 – The Jury’s Still Out…

Monday, September 20th, 2010
Garurasana or Eagle Pose 8/10/10

Garurasana or Eagle Pose 8/10/10

I’ve decided that “The Jury’s Still Out” when it comes to Shagane.  She taught a pretty amazing class today.  In fact, when I walked out of the class, some middle aged man behind me goes, “Thank you so much for that class, that was the best yoga class I have ever taken.”  Instead of saying, “Thank you.” Shagane went into why he didn’t listen to her and got out of postures early and then I just said thank you and left.

I understand not saying, “Thank you” could be a cultural thing – or it could just be something that hasn’t been taught or learned – heck, I still have to remind my parents to accept a compliment and say thank you for it rather than negating it.

Nonetheless, the point was that it was a wonderful class and she totally deserved the compliment.

I arrived at the studio about 4:10 – class starts at 4:30pm and ended up falling asleep before class.  That always freaks me out because I don’t know if I mumbled anything or what.

Garurasana or Eagle Pose 8/10/10

Garurasana or Eagle Pose 8/10/10

Today’s posture is Garurasana or Eagle Pose.  Not one of my more rockin’ poses.  Oh Eagle, why cannot I wrap my foot around my calf?  Why must you hold me back?  I thought by the end of this year that I would have knocked this out.  I am not sure it’s one of the fat probems either (in other words, I cannot do it because I am fat) because I have seen people who are larger than me get ‘er done.  Maybe there’s still hope for it.  We’ll see.

I am going to do my best to drag myself out of bed in the morning for 6:30am yoga.  Wish me luck.

Namaste.

Day 77 – Cinder Blocks

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
Eagle Pose - Garurasana

Eagle Pose - Garurasana

Yesterday I got up at 6am, excited to make it to my first Monday class in some time and guess what – got there and the parking lot was totally empty.  I was not a happy camper.  Truth be told, my soul is a night one and doesn’t appreciate the early morning wake-ups, but is willing to do it to have a more limber and flexible body. 

So I drove home and got back in bed and then hoped on the studio’s website to see if they were closed for Memorial Day.  Sorta pissed me off when I found out that they were only offering one class on Memorial Day at 10am (you know I’m not attending a class that is the only class of the day!  TOO MANY PEOPLE!) – which wasn’t on their website, but on their Facebook page.  I have no idea why the instructors last week couldn’t have passed that very useful information onto me!  Guess I should have known to check Facebook before going to the studio!

While I am assume there were signs posted, I have no idea why the studio owner wouldn’t have asked the instructors to announce it in their classes.  So maybe she did, and I don’t want to contact her and say anything in case she did exactly that and then the instructors get in trouble for not saying anything.  Oh well.

Eagle Pose - Garurasana

Eagle Pose - Garurasana

Today’s instructor was Lisa and there were only 3 other people in the class besides me!  You know I was in heaven!  Actually, one person came in late, so I thought that it was only going to be 2 people and me, but I was wrong…that’s fine though, still the small class that I adore.   It’s funny though because on the way to the studio this morning, I was thinking, “I wonder if there will be a lot of people missing today or if it will be super crowded.”  I was pleased when I pulled in at 6:25 for my 6:30 class and saw only 5 cars in the parking lot!

The reason for today’s title is because I decided it was a good idea last night to go for a run.  Haven’t done that in over a year, even though my knee is reaping the benefits of my stupid idea today, it did feel good.  My thighs haven’t had that sort of workout in awhile, so they feel like someone had me step into cinder blocks and walk about with them latched onto my thighs today.

Today’s pose is Eagle Pose or Garurasana.  Still trying to nail this one down with wrapping one foot behind the other calf.  All a matter of time, but I am limited in how far I can “sit down” in this posture because of my lovely left knee.

Namaste.