I read in today's newspaper that yoga has become one of the top 20 sports for women. Well, I'm one of those women who have benn trying out this 'hot' in sport for the last year or so. It's my husband's fault really. He's totally into it and guilts me into going. I would have been quite happy to stay at home to watch my endless supply of Korean dramas/ movies. Ok, ok, I take this back. I know it's for my own good.
Why is it more popular with women then men? I guess the general perception is that it's gentle and mild. I mean, I had images of lotus style 'meditation' and going 'ooommmm'. Boy, was I wrong.
You need flexibility and strength. Which at my age, they are obviously lacking in supply.
There are hand stands, leg stands, shoulder stands and head stands.
One of the 'you-have-got-to-be-kidding' pose...... from: http://members.tripod.com/~constro/yoga5.html
Right hand under left leg, left hand behind back to join right hand. Or was it right hand over right leg, and joining up both legs......?
Now, where are my hands........? from: http://www.asthangafriends.4t.com/twist.html
What made me go on? When the instuctor said encouraging words like "this will help you loose weight" or "this will make your waist smaller". Aiyah, he definitely knows which right buttons to push.
I am totally convinced that the person who wrote karma sutra was a practioner of yoga. And please, those underage guests, don't ask me what is karma sutra hor....
Anyway, as I was sweating away in class just now, I was just thinking, how do those artistes do it? Exercising for hours daily, just to achieve that perfect body. Going on strict diet perpetually all the time? I mean BYJ was eating chicken breast meat and exercising almost the whole day for about 6 months just to have that great body for his photobook. It's not all glamour in the entertainment world, is it? I really admire him and artistes like for their determination.
Well I know I'm not going to be able to loose that extra 2 inches with my 'barely there' excerces and I sure won't be able to do it through dieting (see my post below). Wonder if I should try one of those slimming pills? Liposuction anyone?
Btw, my yoga instructor is a strapping young man who can easily put any fitness instructor to shame with his body.