Monday, September 22, 2014

Yoga Anywhere...Almost...


I have been doing yoga on and off for approximately forty years. Initially, I yoga-ed along with Lillis on PBS. It wasn't long until I ventured off on my own with a yoga book, complete with photo instruction for such advance poses as LION and AID FOR STOMACH DIGESTION.
I didn't have a formal lesson until somewhere around 2005.
This is nothing to be proud of...
Currently my professional instruction is intermittent. I tend to depend on an AM Yoga DVD. The instructor, who totally rocks a terrifying speedo, lulls me into a pleasant stretch from his beach in Hawaii. And I am very content to do Mountain Pose and Cow Stretch in the comfort of my jammies on my living room floor.

Until this weekend.

Fueled by a recent segment of celebrities posting pictures of themselves doing yoga ANYWHERE and the undeniable desire to make a fool of myself...
I give you:
  Sun Salutation
on a moving boat
without a life vest
and only a cell phone camera
and not a smart phone
and definitely not one with an airbrush app.
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME
unless your home IS a sailboat
and you have super good balance
and can swim.
 Vertical Boob Plank
This is very dangerous. Do not attempt in sports bra, cami or if you are less than a C-cup.

Stripper Pole

Not to be confused with the beginner move Balancing Mast.
 Which may or may not be a sailing porn site. 
I don't know.
Perturbed Wife.
Flowing into Annoyed Husband and ending in Swimming Plank.

(seriously, are my boobs really that huge? I may never wear that t-shirt again. Or always.)

Sun Salutation
Wide stance variation
because the boat was actually moving
pretty quickly.


Namaste!

DISCLAIMER: doing yoga on the bow of a moving sailboat is not sanctioned by the American Sailing Association, the Federal and State Park Departments, and everyone with the tiniest amount of good sense.

8 comments:

  1. Very amusing! Thanks for the morning grin!

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    1. thank you Mithra. as silly as I look, I do really enjoy yoga!

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    1. I think it comes for many years of gym class fails, Sharon!

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  3. Thank you for a good laugh! :o
    I don't think I get that channel with the yoga instructor on the beach... Darn :(

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    1. Actually, the beach lesson is on a DVD - Gaiam's AM/PM Yoga for beginners by Rodney Yee. The AM is a really good 15 minute stretch. The PM lesson is taught by a woman and is also really good but a lot more strenuous. Yes, You too can own a video of a stretchy man on a beach!!

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  4. OOOH I found the sailboat! Have to come back to find the rest of her after work...

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    1. Thanks for doing some digging Bonnie!

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