I tried yoga. I hated it.
You guys, I tried. I really did.
A friend and I purchased an awesomely discounted groupon for yoga classes a few weeks ago ($19 for 10 classes) because we’d both been wanting to try it. I even went out and bought a fancy yoga mat. If you ever need one, may I suggest Ross?
It has been quite an interesting experience.
Since neither of us knew absolutely anything about yoga, we just picked a class that was at a good time for us and went for it. Turns out we had signed up for nap time. Or in the correct terms, it was a “yin” or “relaxation” class. Basically it was an hour and a half long stretch class that was very uncomfortable. We would do a stretch and then sit there for 5-10 minutes for each one. Um? Have you ever had to stretch over with your legs straight out in front of you for 10 minutes straight? I wouldn’t suggest it. It was terrible. If that wasn’t enough, the instructor played a very large gong the entire class. Hello lady, how am I supposed to nap if you are banging on a gong?!? Suffice it to say I left the class feeling like yoga was super weird.
The next class I went to wasn’t so terrible but I decided about an hour into it that it just wasn’t for me. I don’t do well calming my mind (I seriously started thinking about the weirdest things during class – i.e. what my friend and her boyfriend should name their future children) and I have a tough time breathing in general. Seriously. If I put my arms over my head for long periods of time (which is really like 10 seconds or more) I can’t breathe. Then at the end the instructor asked everyone if we were ok if she did a quick neck and shoulder massage on everyone. Say what? Ok, I guess I like this yoga stuff.
Anyone wanna buy a yoga mat?