Friday, July 16, 2010

30 days of yoga: Day 6 - nap time

I've just done my sixth day of yoga and I'm now in totally uncharted territory. I think the most I've ever done in a row before is … what - three? And what's slightly miraculous is the fact that I don't actually feel like I need a break. In fact, I feel energised - and not just physically.

Because I always get there early - primarily to nab my spot of choice in the studio - I actually end up with about half an hour to kill before we kick off our 90 minutes of sweaty madness. And because you're not really supposed to take anything in with you I can't use the time to play Angry Birds on my iPhone or leave witty comments on your Facebook pages.

So instead I go to sleep.

OK, I don't *properly* go to sleep, but I do doze rather impressively; I'm still conscious of everything going on around me, but my eyes are shut, I'm totally chilled out, and quite frankly it's entirely possible that one day I will drift off and then there'll be an awkward moment where everyone else will have to wait while the teacher tries to wake me up (which, let me tell you, will be nigh-on impossible).

But until that time I do love my pre-class doze; it's one of the few times I genuinely have where I've got nothing to do but lie back and relax without anything going on to district me.

Yes, Angry Birds, I'm looking at you.


CyberPete said...

Wow, and I've just been in bed snoozing since 6am.

You are one of those early risers who have everything done and the house spotless before leaving for work at 6am, aren't you?

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Day six already? Well done!

Maybe I'll give this yoga a try if there's extra sleeping involved?

Tara said...

If you do ever get caught sleeping when class starts, you could always play it off and say you were practicing a new yoga pose..."Oh that? No, I wasn't sleeping, I was doing the 'meditating tiger' pose."

Tim said...

Cyberpete - God, no; I try to get up early but always end up getting out of bed about two hours later.

Inexplicable Device - Ta! And … you could try the sleeping thing, but I don't think you'd get away with it!

Tara - I'll remember that next time I'm drifting off - could be worth a go!

Joanna Cake said...

LOL... Now you know why I go to class every morning after I finish my shift. Enforced snoozing with permission :)

My capcha is 'matized' :)