Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I'm a tree I'm a tree I'm a tree I'm a tree

Evilducky invited me to a yoga class with her last night, and it was FABULOUS. It had probably been over a year since I'd done any yoga, but I was happy to find I could still do most of the poses. Not well, mind you, but I could do them.

My favorite yoga poses have always been the standing ones, and I was happy that the teacher had us do quite a few of them. I was actually able to do all of these, though I did practically fall over halfway through most of them.

tree pose

extended side angle

half moon

standing bow, "real"

standing bow, "ideal"

My hips are old-lady achy today, but it was totally worth it. I am definitely going back! How about you guys? What's your favorite yoga pose?


  1. I am ridiculously in love with cobra pose. I also adore child's pose and thunderbolt.

  2. Is there a 'holding beer' pose? Cause if there is, then that one is totally my favourite.

    (Not a yoga practitioner here, in case you couldn't tell.)

  3. I've never done yoga, though I'd LOVE to start. i'm glad you had a good workout!

  4. My favorite pose is hanging rag doll. Seriously. That feels SO good, especially when you sway side to side to loosen up the spine.'s like a big drink of water for my muscles. Of the harder poses, I really like crow, but that's just because I really want to be able to do it well, and it's one I work on a lot. I like tree pose too - one of the few I can actually keep my balance on the "right" way!

  5. I suck ass at yoga, but I still attempt it periodically. You have inspired me to try it again today. Thank you.