Thursday, September 15, 2005

just because you can ~ doesn't mean you should

So.... did yoga last night. Found out, I'm kinda stretchy. I can lie on the floor in a kneeling position with my forehead on the ground, lock my fingers behind my back, and stretch my arms back soooooo high! Wowza, I was so impressed with myself. So was Jenn. 'Way to go' she says. What an ego boost (after the difficultness of the down dog position where Jim came in the living room to see the commotion and I proceeded to yell at him quoting firefly 'keep walking preacher man' and then Jenn made me apologize). So then, onto the next yoga move. Slight problem, my arms aren't really going back down. Well they are, but they really, really, really, don't like it. So after slowly, ever so slowly, lowering my arms (ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow) back down I stay in the child position for awhile while calling out my woes to a smiggling (cross between smirking and giggling) Jenn goes on. But otherwise than killing my shoulders, it was all good. I did the shoulder stand where you start on your back than you climb your feet up a wall then you prop up your lower back with your hands and your shoulders tucked under your back (which is up in the air now) and then you (with the help of Jenn) lift your feet off the wall and bend your knees above your head and it's difficult to explain but I did that. So today my arms are still screaming constantly and hey, it's cause I did YOGA! yeah baby yeah. But still, the name of the blog is also the moral of the blog. Learn, my tadpole, grow.

11 comments:

julia said...

i know it's not supposed to be about ego... but wtf? i've been doing yoga for like, 5 years now and i still can't get my damn arms up in the air like that. i used to blame my boobs, but now, i'm not so sure.

and because of my braces right now the only way i can do downward dog is with my forearms on the ground. holy awful hardness.

welcome to yogini land!

Sheena said...

Wow, Leone, I'm so impressed! I've been wanting to do yoga for a while now, and you may have just inspired me! Is this, like, a tape you use? Cherry says hi.

Anonymous said...

just because you can, doesn't mean you should... smoke pot in my basement suite!!! grrrr arg.... We miss you Leone...

(Note to Leone's mom, that refers to the NEW tenant, I am not commenting on Leone's behaviour... just to clarify... in case you were worried... wouldn't want to give the wrong impression).

...How many elipses can I put in one comment... hmmm....? how... many.... can... I???

Jill

Anonymous said...

I thought it was Jenn who made you appologize

*nods*

Jim

The Bears said...

When are we going to do more yoga?

OK Bye
Spike

Jenn said...

Yes, yoga good. Time to do yoga - better!

But this is not supposed to be "feel it burn" type exercise.

Anonymous said...

Above, when I said "I thought it was Jenn who made you appologize," I meant it with a sarcastic accent on "thought", implying I in fact knew it was Jenn who made you appologize.

Why yes, Jenn did make me clarify my comment above.

Jim

Anonymous said...

It is becoming quite clear: Jenn controls ALL!

Jill

Leone said...

Hello everyone (meow to Cherry). Julia- I can barely get my feet flat on the floor when I do the downward dog, it burns! Sheena- the yoga DVD is Natural Journeys, Hemalaya Behl's Yoga for Urban Living but I should note I had Jenn helping me out quite a bit. Jill- if this helps, I was under the impression from you that no smoking of any sort would happen around the house, this is of course not saying that I would've done so hadn't you pointed out (hi mom) but clarifying what I understood from you to be part of the landlord/tenant agreement. Jim- even though I clarified last night when Jenn pointed out her confusion about your comment, I would still like to say, I am sorry I yelled at you. Spike the bear- I'm hoping to do yoga three times a week at least so whenever you wanna do yoga just let me know! Jenn- hi!.

Cali said...

Yoga, a bear,pot smoking new tenants,and a sister who hurts you...you go away for one week and look what happens!

julia said...

and actually now that i think about it "just because you can doesn't mean you should is" is something a lot of yoga instructors say in classes. you learn fast young jedi.