Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 43

Hot Yoga session at Fitness First Fusionopolis after a 50 min jog on the treadmill.

I realised today yoga after a jog might be a bad idea. Throughout the session I couldn't really balance, legs felt very weak (thighs kept wobbling and it was very hard to maintain poses.) Perhaps it was due to the lack of dinner as well.

This teacher was a little different.

Did some new poses & realise lots of work to be done.

1. Full Boat pose (Paripurna Navasana):
Abs were weak and I was wobbling / trembling throughout ..

2. Dolphin pose
My neck is weak ...

3. Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
The teacher made us rock/roll around in this pose. It was very difficult.

4. One Legged King Pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
Good stretch for the hips. (leading to groin ache the next day)

5. Lord of the Dance pose (Natarajasana)
I managed to actually balance for this, but have lots of problems looking graceful..

6. Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
Alot of people can't seem to do this. Waist no strength? I was ok though. I think i'm ok with waist raising or backbending, but have problems with my hamstring stretch and forward bends.

7. Plow Pose (Halasana)
It was nearing the end of the class and I couldn't really reach my legs over my head.

I know now why classes are useful. You are forced to do the poses the teacher makes you do, forcing you to challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone of always doing the same poses you practise. You're forced to try harder when you see other students around you achieve the poses.

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