Gillian, Yoga and My New Start
My journey through Ace Your Health – the Queen of Diamonds
I have talked about this before – I have a few pet peeves in life. I hate the sound of slurping, I get frustrated when people are late and I am completely intolerant of liars. Oh and if you make a commitment, then keep it and if you can’t – be honest about why.
So, I am sure you can imagine I am feeling a little sheepish this week. I made a commitment to Theresa; I told her come hell or high water, I would blog weekly about my experiences. But I missed last week – and I think I have missed a week or two earlier in the fall. Yikes. What happened? Life did. And I know, that is a pretty darn lame excuse, but life happens. And in a way I am glad it did; as once again my life intersects with the chapter I am on.
I make an elephant look like a cat.
I can barely touch my kneecaps, let alone my ankles.
Stretching is more foreign to me than baking!
But, I suspect that is all about to change. You see tomorrow, I am having a private yoga class. Well, not so private as there will be three of us there – but darn close to it. I have done yoga three times in my life and each time has been an exercise in futility. Rather than concentrate on the stretch, I worried about flatulence. I did not connect with anything but my brain and its constant mantra of “please don’t fart, please don’t fart.” And then, being the child I am, I would being to giggle. And then, sadly, I would be asked to leave.
Yes, I am that person.
But tomorrow, tomorrow will be a new day. It will mark my assent into adulthood and into the world of yoga. My teacher is a woman by the name of Gillian (yup folks, she is the one in the photo that you see) and she works at Truestar Health. I am hoping that by having a private class I will learn some much needed restraint and technique. I am hoping that from tomorrow, I will learn the basics of yoga and will be able to incorporate it into my everyday life. I believe in the power of stretching – not just for the body but also for the mind. And I believe in Gillian. I have met her once and her passion for yopa and her down-to-earth attitude spoke to me. Her ability to make yoga a part of her world is something I dream about doing. In my little fantasy I love yoga, embrace it and transform my body into one of those I see gracing the walls of Lululemon. Yes Gillian, my future rests with you! But no pressure – really. I also like to jog.
So folks, tune in next week to see how I am doing…
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