Sunday, January 11, 2009

Trying New Things

For Christmas, Santa brought me a yoga DVD. I would like to take a class, but I don't have the time or money right now. The DVD has a set for morning and a set for evening. I've tried the morning one only so far, as evenings are filled with phone calls and staring stupidly at the TV. Once I get into a rut of activity (or inactivity) it becomes very difficult for me to adjust my schedule. For example, I fall asleep on the couch every night and stay there until 1-3 AM when I finally drag my butt upstairs and crawl into bed. Even though I know this can't be good for either my back or my quality of sleep, I just can't figure out how to stop doing it. Back to yoga, the dogs were confused and felt that the best course of action was to crawl all over my face when I was lying on the floor. They didn't seem to appreciate that it made it rather hard to focus on my movement and positions.

9 comments:

Electronic Goose said...

LOL. My cat did the same thing when I tried a yoga video.

Smellyann said...

Hehe, when I used to do my yoga and pilates, my dog and cat did the same thing. Buggers! I'd have to lock the dog up to do them.

coffeypot said...

Because of my age and diabetes and other reasons I joined a gym. Nothing has changed, though. Apparently you have to go there for it to work.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Can you do it on your bed? I do my yoga on the bed every day and I don't even have dogs.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I really LOVE yoga.

Nadine said...

The bed thing never occurred to me. Perhaps after I have learned the series of moves I could do that, but for now I am obligated to follow along on the TV, which is located in the living room.

BerryBird said...

Ha! I can't imagine dog ass in your face facilitates the relaxation. Silly creatures.

Nicole said...

I have the same problem with doing yoga at home. The dogs think it's play time when I am on the floor. I want to take a class too, but as you said, time and money are limiting.

Stacy said...

Yoga is marvelous! When I do it at home, I have to shut my dogs and cat out of the room. It is definitely not conducive to inner peace to have a dog trying to sit on your lap while you're twisting yourself into a pretzel.

My favorite pose is child's pose - so relaxing! Glad to hear you are trying something new...can't wait to hear more about your yoga experience!