|“Stumbling, Staggering, On They Go! Who will be the next to be carried off the floor?”|
Arriving for class, I set up my mat next to one of the students whose litany of complaints sounded like mine: It's tough fitting this into my day. It wipes me out for the rest of the day if I've gotten behind and have to do double workouts. I woke up this morning and my back hurt from stretching so much. I stood in the center of my mat, took several deep breaths and the yoga started to work its magic. I felt loose and happy. When we did the separate leg stretching posture that had me hanging upside down like a kid hanging from monkey bars, my spine lengthened and I think I even grew an inch. Our teacher, Melissa, inspired us with funny stories about her brother's crazy penchant for high priced yoga shorts: Burberry yoga shorts. I didn't even know Burberry made yoga shorts. I started to relax with her instructions: Inhale, one, two, three, four. Exhale, one, two, three, four.