Sunday, July 18, 2010

30 days of yoga: Day 8 - the story so far…

It was exactly one week ago today that I began my 30 day yoga challenge, so I thought I'd look back and see how I've been coping.

The answer? Very well, thank you for asking.

I originally thought I'd struggle to go every day, and even if I did manage to actually get there I thought I'd certainly struggle with the class itself. Turns out the regime of actually having to be at the studio at a certain time each day (particularly during the week) has been something of a blessing in disguise; I'm actually getting up on time because I know I have to be at work by a certain time so that I can leave at a certain time to be at the studio at … well, you get the idea.

And far from struggling more with each passing day I'm finding that it's actually getting easier. The 90 minutes often feel like they zip by in a flash (although I do still hate balancing stick pose with a passion) and before I know it I'm queuing in Waitrose to buy a refreshing fruity drink.

As for other benefits … well, my shoulders have gotten noticeably bigger, my thighs and calves more defined, and I've dropped down a hole on my belt (which is both awesome and a little worrying because I'm on the last hole now). All that in just one week.

Lord knows what will happen in the three weeks still remaining.


Ponita in Real Life said...

It's either a new belt or punch more holes...

Excellent job! When do we get to see the photo progression of your 30 days? Pre, then perhaps weekly shots, and a post photo?

Come on now... you know you have an adoring audience who'd love to see that! *looks around for IDV*

Tim said...

Yes, Sparky Pa has been warned to get his belt-hole-punching tools at the ready.

And don't encourage IDV!

CyberPete said...

I think Ponita raises a valid point. Photos!

It's important for all us non bikram yogis to learn all the ins and outs of yoga.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Especially the ins!

Here I am, Ponita!

Tim said...

Cyberpete - But I'm not a qualified teacher - it would be irresponsible of me to show you the ins and outs.

Inexplicable Device - BAD WITCH! *slap*

Joanna Cake said...

That looks like a variation of Dancer pose. It's tough but if you focus on one point, you'll find the balance easier.