2:16 PM

The Point... is Flex...

So after not attending a single yoga or pilates class in all of 2008, I recently had a full physical. My results came back this week and I learned that a normal people have a score of 32 on this flexibility test I did. My score was 19. Yikes! (In good news, pretty much all else was highly positive and my muscular/cardio endurance were scored as excellent, whew.)

So I went to yoga today - I did a 1.5 hour Hatha class.

I was really bad! But it was good. I'm patient about this sort of thing (probably the only area in my life where patience legitimately arises, hah) and get that this will take time to rebuild. The class was small and my instructor was really helpful, spending a lot of time helping each person directly to ensure proper form, etc. It was also followed by half an hour of Yoga Nidra, which is effectively a guided meditation. So calming! So cozy!

I really want to get back into it. It's hard to fit in classes during the week with my work schedule - not even just because of the hours, but because of working outside of the downtown core. If I want to attend even a 7:30PM class, I have to do the following:

  • Arrive at studio at 7:15.
  • Arrive at home by 6:45 to drop off car, get stuff ready, and walk over.
  • Leave work at 5:45 to ensure I get home for 6:45 with traffic constraints.
  • Be done work at 5:30-ish so I can get out the door by 5:45.
This? Not so do-able. Now when our office moves downtown, I think it will far more feasible as the steps will change as follows.
  • Arrive at studio at 7:15.
  • Leave work at 6:45-7 with yoga stuff in hand, walking over.
The official office lease end-date is May of 2009, but the real estate consultants think we'll likely be moving more like March. Location and office selection should be complete in November/December.

God, I can't wait. My phsycial flexibility is dependent upon this work flexibility!

In the meantime, I will do my best to go on one weekend day and Tuesdays, when I'm already downtown for the day at school.

Six more months...


Ms.Smarties said...

If you share your balance, I can share my flexibility! I started yoga too. Classes are so hard to commit to with a busy scheduled.

Lululemon offers free classes here on Wednesday. They're fun.