October 11, 2003

Today I went to my first yoga class.

Technically it wasn’t my first yoga class

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10 Responses to Today I went to my

  1. matt says:

    Yoga: painful, poncey and boring, a terrible combination. Where’s the thumping dance music?

    Of course, my yoga teachers were always women; perhaps if they’d been hot men I’d be enlightened by now 🙂

  2. Jeff says:

    I’m in a beginner’s class. My teacher is decidedly *not* hot, he says things that sound like gobbledygook, but then looks at us and says, “How many of you have no idea what I’m talking about?” Even if I’m the only one who raises his hand, he explains.

    When selecting a teacher, focus on the “teach” root of the word, as opposed to the modifier “hot”. The prospect of being much more flexible after taking yoga for a while will most likely be incentive enough.

  3. Jalal says:

    Faustus. Yoga is about balance, spirituality and peace. You will not get the buzz the first time. But you will later on. Hang in there.

  4. lilianic says:

    Yoga is great for helping you relax; plus, if your teacher is hot, that’s just another reason to keep with it, at least for one more class.

  5. Adam807 says:

    I never feel very spiritually enlightened after yoga, but I do feel relaxed and flexible and a little bit stronger, which is why I go.

    I know what ujayi and trikonassana are only because my teacher translates the words and explains what they mean every single class, even if everyone has been there before. Your class may have been too advanced, but I actually suspect you just had a bad teacher who believes he is somehow superior because of his yogic knowledge and doesn’t want you to know any of it yourself so you have to keep paying for his class. Which really shouldn’t be the point!

    But at least he was hot…

  6. jen says:

    was it bikram yoga? thats what i do. i *love* it and the male instructor in little hot pants oh *drooooool*

  7. Wayne says:

    I’m not sure how I can keep myseld relaxed if my Yoga instructor is HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT… I mean… me wearing tights…and have to do the bend over here and bend over there moves….

  8. bob says:

    Hot teacher good. Not understanding the class, notsomuch.

    Go to a good new beginner’s class … Integral has a good one.

  9. visitor says:

    hi, stumbled onto your site and have been reading your archives page.

    Just wanted to tell you that this phrase “I seemed to be the only person in class disturbed by the thought that there was ujjayi at the end of my nose” has got to be the funniest thing I ever read ever.

    I love your blog.

  10. Kevin Perry says:

    I just dropped by to read your blog and say hello.

    Kevin Perry
    Free Daily Yoga Tip


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