Sunday, April 14, 2013

Yogis Are Not Into Comfort

Gloria and I were chatting about climbing shoes when I brought up the Brandi story. Once, Brandi helped someone test out climbing shoes and the guy said that they weren't comfortable. Cool as a cucumber, Brandi said Rock climbers are not into comfort...

We started yoga practice in child's pose to bring our chakras to the earth as Gloria said. It was kind of cool because I had just done a partial self-chakra connection. Little did I know, though, that I would long for the earth.

We did lots of lunges, planks and hovering while in planks and I waited eagerly for Gloria to say Lower to the earth. I don't usually find downward facing dog restful but I did today and, let's just say, I thought more than once about yoga and discomfort and the quote that says The pose begins when you want to leave it.

Through it all, I paid attention to my breathing and tried not to sacrifice the breath. I also tried to remember one of the most important asanas, a smile -- which I definitely did when Gloria got tickled in lizard pose. If you're not feeling it, she said, I have a "modification." She didn't say modification but it was something like upgrade or variation. At any rate, I felt lizard without the upgrade.


  1. I don't know... I'm kind of into comfort which is probably why I stay away from yin yoga :p

  2. Yeah, I had a brief encounter with yin yoga and I've stayed away from it as well. I can only take so much discomfort. ;)