Thursday, March 23, 2006

"Ooommmm..." "Ouch!"

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.

5 comments:

marissa said...

wow tiff, you're into yoga? I've been thinking about it for a while now but as usual can't find enough willpower to go through with it.

Slimming pills ~ been drinking one made by Roche for a week now and my neighbor just commented that I seem to be losing some weight. Hope this works for me....

yeelee said...

u had to write about yoga and make me feel guilty right? i jus missed the new yoga class again! yes, again!

bb said...

your timing's just perfect lor... i just had a $300 dinner and feeling so gloriously full and you've gotta be writing about losing weight lor...

well, if i have to choose between exercising and slimming pills... it'll be pills for me. definitely much much much quicker and less painful fix :p

tiffany said...

Ladies, I can only say....

I am so glad I'm not the only one in this loosing battle against weight and excercise.

"Hahaha!" *Evil laughter*

luvjoon aka chiligoyo said...

I have done the "you've got to be kidding" pose and seriously, it is really as per what you have described.. haha! I literally had a neckache for a few days and that is the scariest pose ever for me. I prefer the stretching thingie.. hehe!