Partner Yoga!Mon Jan 30, 2006 Miss Vicky
Well, I am starting to recover from the last few weeks of frenzied activity - except there's at least one more week of frenzied activity as I prepare to give a conference talk this weekend and write another article for publication, finalize things with the kitchen, and so on. I had an interesting weekend, starting Friday night. The Webgeek and I tried out a Partner Yoga class at Rama Lotus. Since my shoulder injury is still preventing me from swimming seriously, I thought I would give Yoga a try. Have been to a few classes, and it's been fun, so when this class was announced we'd thought we'd give it a try. As date nights go, it was pretty fun.
The class takes you through a series of poses you can do with a partner - some of it is assisted stretching, other poses allow you to use your partner's body for stability or resistance. And then there is the fun stuff. I'm sure there is a yoga term for it, but remember the "airplane" move from childhood? We did that. And there was this "chair" thing (again, don't know the yoga term, and couldn't find an image) that allowed me to pick up the Webgeek and hold him up in the air. Very cool. Except the Webgeek's Judo training has honed a certain instinct to move quickly to get out of vulnerable positions, and he wouldn't stop wriggling. Or trying to launch over my head. Sigh. The class ends with a massage segment. It was a nice balance of workout, relaxation and fun. I suppose it could have been romantic, too - and it was, but we weren't as demonstrably lovey as some of the couples in the room. Then again I was too tired and prickly this weekend of any of that nonsense. So I concentrated on the "fun" aspect of the night. And it was fun!