I have something of a dilemma. After achieving success with the diet, I’ve now added some exercise to my daily routine. (Besides the exercise I get chasing Parker around, etc.)
After some consideration, I unpacked my yoga tapes and accoutrements (mat, strap, bricks, pad) from a previous abortive attempt at taking it up. I tried it years ago and took a few classes, but gave it up because I didn’t have enough patience with myself. I’d get frustrated because I couldn’t to the poses and stretches as well as I thought I could, and my teacher’s gentle advice to be more patient with myself and my body fell on deaf ears.
Now, years later, I’m finding it a good way to wind down in the evening, after everybody goes to bed. I clear out a spot on the floor, roll out the mat, pop in the tape, and spend half an hour or so breathing, stretching, etc.
But I’ve decided I wanted a little more variety, so I’ve been shopping for a beginners yoga DVD. I found some, but there’s a difficult choice I have to make. Do I choose the one that’s right for my level of experience or the one with the really hot instructor?
Not terribly enlightened of me, perhaps. But can you blame me? I could end my day watching him for half an hour. I might even do some yoga too.
Oh well, if I don’t buy the DVD I can at least read his blog.