Yoga (Sanskrit, Pāli: योग yóga) refers to traditional physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines, originating in ancient India, whose goal is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility...wikpedia
This week I joined a Yoga class. I use to LOVE Yoga. Back when I was super limber, thin and healthy. That was twelve years ago. My dear friend Jill forced me to go because I use to make fun of her..especially the whole "Ohm" part.
Well, dear Jill has re-entered my life. I am tickled she has moved back to Indianapolis (in fact we live in the same neighborhood). She is getting me back on my toes. Jill's my Buddy that I worked for/with many years ago at our children's school as lunch room ladies. I also helped out on ocassion when she ran a catering company at a private college. Then she moved away...Bad Jill!. Ahh but wait... the birth of her precious Grandson made her come back to Indy. (Yay! Thanks Dalton!) She is the Buddy that had the English Tea Party for the Royal Wedding (go HERE .
Jill is still into Yoga and I feel so stiff, restricted, and well old. I have been wanting for some time to find another class but without Jill, I seem to find the crappy ones. Jill let me tag along on Tuesday to
Healing Arts Indy. A beautiful old building downtown with, drum roll please... the BEST YOGA class ever! Now if you go to this link, it will show you some instructor I don't know... Jerrilee Lucas is my absolute fabulous instruction, whom, dare I say, I have fallen in love with her after just one session. Jerrilee's business card has several locations so I am guessing she travels a bit to teach her classes.
Yogis hold the belief that the body, mind, and spirit must be in balance in order for a person to be in harmony with themselves and their environment. This is achieved through exercise, breathing and meditation- the three main yogic structures. Yoga poses improve circulation, stimulate abdominal organs, and put pressure on the glandular system of the body, which generally results in less stress and better health.
I think I'm a natural once again. Check this photo of me out:
Don't be jealous..
lol.. Serious is that a real person?
or how about this one:
This is more like my favorite pose:
Ironically it is titled "corpse pose" .
Another great thing is this amazing Deli across the street. So if it gets to be too much I can always be this person:
(warning..this cartoon is rated R due to language). It so made me crack up. That's Jill the blonde & me in pig tails.
|A Natalie Cartoon|