Friday, July 03, 2009

On Yoga and Friendship

This morning I went to my first ever yoga class. I went with a woman that was one of my temps this past busy season. She and I have been slowly developing a friendship. We were chatty at work, but it's different translating that into a real bond of friendship. I find her a fascinating, generous, and intelligent person and hope that we continue to get closer.

I was a little nervous and anxious at the start of class. I was perhaps overly concerned with getting the poses "right," but it was a beginners class in the first week of a new session so there were other novices present. I liked it quite a bit! I wasn't sure if I would, so I'd paid the drop-in fee as opposed to signing up for the entire six-week session. Of course now I'm quite tempted to go buy my own mat and sign up for the whole thing.

7 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love yoga--it's so fun and relaxing! And makes you feel good. I did some on my trip with T and I do soem every day.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Not as much as I'd like to and I'm thinking of buying a tape. Kripaulu or?

Stacy said...

So glad to hear you enjoyed your first yoga class! I've been taking 6 week class sessions since January and am loving it! So relaxing and yet challenging at the same time!

Nadine said...

Mary, I think it was Kripaulu, but I'm not sure.

Stacy, I was quite surprised to find myself shaking as I tried to hold certain poses. And even more surprising, I find I have sore muscles this morning. Both motivating sensations!

Smellyann said...

Yay for new friends! I hope it works out with her - and the yoga.

Anonymous said...

Oh fun! I have always suspected I would like yoga ...
(e-goose)

Nadine said...

I suspect you would enjoy yoga as well, e-goose.

I've decided to wait until the next session starts. Hopefully, I will find it to be a good time to start!