Posts Tagged ‘standing deep breathing’

Day 99 – Irritated!!!

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
Standing Deep Breathing or Pranayama Series 8/10/10

Standing Deep Breathing or Pranayama Series 8/10/10

Can you feel the emotion from those exclamation points?  I hope so.  I was so irritated today – my sweat was bothering me, by hair was bothering me, my clothes were bothering me – ugh!  Of course, by the end of class, I got over myself.

Today’s posture is Standing Deep Breathing or Pranayama Series and guess what?!  It annoyed me today too!  I couldn’t get in the deep breaths that I wanted to get in and when I would try it wouldn’t go any deeper – so frustrating.

But you may notice that this starts my new round of photos – outdoor photos – I really like the outdoor photos for their light and clarity – not to mention, it was a lot more fun doing yoga outside – so I think I will do the next series outside too.  I bet Bill cannot wait to take more photos of me.

Class was pretty full this morning – for the 6:20am – I think there were 15 people in there.  Mark – the attendant behind the desk when you first get to class said something about how I must have liked the class the night before because there were only 2 students – one being me – and turned to Maria and said that I liked small classes – and must have liked the one on one attention.

Standing Deep Breathing or Pranayama Series 8/10/10

Standing Deep Breathing or Pranayama Series 8/10/10

I think that’s where the irritation began!  I do not like attention!  I do not like one on one attention – but I do like when there are enough folks that the instructor isn’t focused on me, but rather on the class’s syncronicity – and when there aren’t a lot of people in the class to stare at my ass.  Because seriously after having to look at my ass in the mirror yesterday – I don’t need to repeat that.

I am so exhausted right now that I am thankful that I work from home – I am going to go take a shower and then hop back into bed for a few hours.

I am also thinking about walking today for my run – my knees are really killing me and I think it’s time they get a break.

I’m excited for tomorrow, because a friend of mine who coaches field hockey for our high school alma mater has asked me to help tomorrow – and any chance I have to pick up a field hockey stick – I will do it.  In fact, I believe that if I lived in the Northeastern USA where there are adult club teams, that I would not be as fat as I am – because I would have been motivated to kick some ass.

Namaste.

Day 70 – Knock ‘Em Dead Killer

Friday, May 14th, 2010
Standing Deep Breathing 5/12/10

Standing Deep Breathing 5/12/10

Super hat day Friday fun day!  In high school, which was 13 years ago for me, we were allowed to wear hats on Fridays.  I went to a small private school, so that was a huge priviledge for the guys…and they used to say that…and it is still ingrained in my head to say that,  so I couldn’t resist.  I cannot promise you that I won’t say it again.

This one is entitled, “Knock ‘Em Dead Killer” because seriously Friday mornings are like, “Wham, bam, thank you mam” classes.  I don’t know why they fly by for me, but they do.  I only got 5 hours of sleep last night and yawned the entire class, but enjoyed it nonetheless.

I used to be a field hockey referee for about 6 years after college.  I enjoyed it until I local school started a program and their coach taught them to play field hockey with the aggression and ready-for-battle approach of ice hockey. 

Standing Deep Breathing 5/12/10

Standing Deep Breathing 5/12/10

Those players had the worst sportsmanship I have ever encountered.  They were using the field hockey field of my alma mater because their athletic director wouldn’t spend money on making a field good enough for field hockey.

I have never witnessed a more disappointing situation.  There is nothing I hate more than poor sportsmanship to make up for poor athletic ability.  A few years ago the head coach quit – and I was so excited – although, of course, I had already quit reffing because of her coaching skills and the way her players “played”.  Turns out that head coach, Fran, is in my yoga class!!  So I think that’s why class flew by this morning – my head was busy thinking about those times.

I have been trying to be more positive about people and give them the benefit of the doubt – especially because I know people look at me and think, “Jesus Christ – lay off the donuts.” – but they don’t know the real reason why I got this size.  So, I’m trying not to dislike people immediately for things I see them do or say – and I was thinking, “Fran and I have things in common – we both like field hockey, we both like yoga – and apparently enjoy sweating our asses off…” but one thing I couldn’t find the benefit of the doubt for was that sportsmanship thing.  There is just no way to justify how her players played and how she allowed them to play – even after I gave them yellow and red cards.

Well, that’s all the deep thoughts I can handle today.  Namaste.

Day 35 – Exhaustion

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Standing Deep Breathing

Standing Deep Breathing

I cannot believe I was able to get out of bed this morning.  I wanted to get to the 6:30am class because I have a business class tonight, so the longer span I have to work on my blog writing the better (of course, I am talking about my other blogs, not just this one).

I also spent a signifcant amount of time downloading the photos from last night’s “photo shoot” and naming them so that they make sense and are easier to load onto the blog when I am writing on a a daily basis.

Standing Deep Breathing

Standing Deep Breathing

So it’s been from 1/8 to 2/22 on the photo shoot.  I am not sure if there has been much improvement in my body, which is sorta the reason I wanted to take photos.  Bummer.  Makes me want to avoid photo shoots in the future.

I was so tired on this photo shoot too.  I wish there was a way to have someone take photos of me during a regular class, so that I could kill two birds with one stone.  But can you imagine having a photographer in class?  How narrisitic can you appear?

I wanted to point out my Yogitoes Pink SKIDLESS towel in these photos – it is for Breast Cancer Awareness.  I really like it because when I am breathing in my boobs in the rabbit pose, I feel like I can appreciate it all the more.  On a more serious note, if you have a Yogitoes SKIDLESS towel, then any yoga mat ends up being the best yoga mat and you don’t have to worry about looking for yoga sticky mats, as this will make your mat sticky!

Standing Deep Breathing

Standing Deep Breathing on 1/8/10

Anyway, I thought I’d share my photo from 1/8 of the Standing Deep Breathing, so you can compare with me.  Not Good!  Doesn’t look like I have lost weight and I am wondering if I have gained…but then again, the shirt from 1/8 is larger on me than the shirt from 2/22. 

I guess we’ll see from future comparisons in other Bikram Yoga postures, how it’s going!

As far as class was concerned, it was pretty uneventful other than I felt like it was one of those classes that flew by because I was in a daze the whole time!

Namaste.