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10 September 2008

The Yoga High

Last night was my first yoga session & it felt amazing. My instructor, Anne, knows exactly what is right for me being the only preggo in the class) and I left in an overwhelmingly euphoric state. This whole five months pregnant thing is putting all sorts of terrible pain on my back & legs, but last night, for the first time in a long time, I found a position that felt GOOD on my lower back. It involves being somewhat on my back/upside down (but in a very safe for baby way) and it was borderline orgasmic.

I love yoga.

I'm taking a beginners class (with modifications) since I have to be at work the same day at the pre-natal class -- but I don't even care. I love being the youngest woman in the class, with cute pregnancy stories & advice coming every which way. The rest of the class consists of older women with ailing necks & shoulders & one gentleman with some ankle issues. I love all the little jokes & comments about the poses that flutter about, the looks on our faces when we just can't quite get our body to move or stay in a certain position & now that I'm taking a night class (instead of the 7am class that my friend Iris & I used to take) I love walking home in a daze and then curling up in a comfy ball on the futon, or with my man.

It's an escape, really -- nothing matters after those classes except how fabulous your body feels. Nothing will bother you.

You will simply smile.

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Blogger Insane Mama said...

It's so good that you are taking yoga while you are pregnant, it will help the birth and your mind and everything.
Happy smiles

September 12, 2008 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

@insane mama: Absolutely -- I'm so thrilled that my boss is paying for me to go! This might be the nicest present imaginable!

September 12, 2008 at 7:59 PM  

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