Sunday, August 11, 2013

Saturday in the Park

Sad to say, I went to yoga yesterday without David.

Undoubtedly it would have been more fun with him there - it always is. Our plan was to go, but he had business out of state.

A group has been doing a Rock the Park Yoga (it's a really bad website) this year (and last), but we've never attended.  I'd say because it would cost us $12, but honestly, we're not that cheap.

I won't say the schedule is haphazard, but it isn't consistent. The events are every other week, but sometimes on Saturday, sometimes on Sunday.

So I've missed the first four or five of these, though at least one was done while we were in Maine.

I've only done one other outdoor yoga. There is something nice about it, but things I need to get used to - like finding a flat place to put down the mat.  One semi-underground root or slope and your practice is just off enough to be bothersome.

The instructor was ok. He was an Ashtanga yogi, which was fine. The practice isn't that much different, other than they don't play music - not that I mind.  But it is billed as 'rock' the park.  That came after the session, where a guy set-up to play guitar. I felt bad for him as everyone pretty much rolled up their mats and left while he was just getting started - present company included.

Still, it was a good way to start the day - having a good breeze now and again as the day was warming up. I'm still not sure about the dew on the ground and getting my mat dirty - even though it wasn't my good mat.

...and it was hard to get a good shot when you're participating in the practice. Yes, someone from Rock the Park was taking pictures, but there is nothing on their site that looks like they post anything. So you have me taking one before getting into Bridge.

I honestly had no idea I caught part of me in the image. I thought about cropping me out, but eh, that sounds like work.

All-in-all, I would say there were about 60-70 folks who showed, so not bad ...

...and you're not packed into a studio with no room, so when they said 'swan dive forward', you could do so without clobbering your neighbor.

I think there are two or three left.  I'd do it again, weather permitting. If it rains, they have an indoor alternative, but that doesn't seem as fun to me.

Song by:  Chicago


Anonymous said...

I think Bette Midler sang it best... You are the "Wind Beneath My Wings" Glad you and the yoga posse had a good time.

Unknown said...

It seems like part of the appeal of outdoor yoga is being outdoors. But then again, that might just be me. It looks like a pretty good time though. I remember trying to follow yoga on the television. It's hard to follow in a relatively small living room.