Sunday, April 4, 2010

This Yoga Snob is Bad at Blogging! Happy Easter!

Happy Easter world!!! Today is the day that Jesus Christ rose from the grave to save our sorry butts and I am so very thankful for that sacrifice that He made on our behalf. As a typical Le Family of two, Le Husband is sleeping and in a few hours will be off to work for the night. Mom and Grandma will be coming over a little later to make a little somethin' somethin' to eat and hang out with me a bit. No, not very traditional, but I know in my heart what this day is all about and I've reflected.

Okay, so I am horrible about starting something and not finishing it or keeping up with it. I am fickle, I have ADD, I can't, I wouldn't be me if I wasn't all those things and what fun would that be?! ;-) No more apologizing about my horrible blogging skillz and onto blogging...

Apparently, I am a yoga snob! I learned that about myself this morning while attending a yoga class at my local gym instead of my usual studio. Wow! So I go into the gym and wait for the prior spin class to finish up. There are quite a few people waiting as well, so I thought it must be a good class. I go in take out my mat and get settled when this lady, who appears to be the spin class instructor, comes the the front of the class and rolls out a mat. Okay, so she is a yogi who also teaches a spin class? Umm...that would be no Scotty!

I knew the class was bad when she turned on the "mood music" and it was some kind of horrible jazz. Not only was it horrible, it was loud. So, she begins class and quickly moves through what I am reluctant to describe as poses. No Sanskrit here...not even a "Tabletop". Instead she tells you "hands and knees". WTH is "hands and knees"? Oh yeah, it's tabletop. Bleh! Anyway, moving on...she decides to switch to Pilates in the middle of....well, it's not really vinyasa, but some sort of choppy "flow" and let's not forget that she told us to "hop like the Easter Bunny" while we were in trees pose. Seriously??? By this time I am so annoyed at the sound of her voice reading a script (no, not literally, but it sounds that way!) that I am mad that I wasted my time and gas to drive a whole 2 miles at 9 AM to this "yoga" class. She then decides to finish; not with savasana or even a corpse pose, but laying down and listening to the sound of her scripted voice while blasting Sarah Mclachlan. Don't get me wrong, I love Sarah McLachlan's music, really I do, but how can you shut out all of your thoughts when she is singing loudly into your ears while some annoying gym rat is reading her fitness instructor manual verbatim. Okay, end of rant...I feel better :)

Peace out peeps! I'll be back...I promise!