I took two classes today. I took a 6:30 A.M. vinyasa flow with Danny because I knew my challenge buddy, Angela would be there. Then I took a 6:00 P.M. class with the yoga teachers in training at their free yoga in the park event, because I finally managed to talk Lauren Mack into trying yoga. Afterwards she and I, and our friend, Kristina went to a get together with some other friends, had a few glasses of wine and then proceeded to go over what we’d learned in our evening yoga practice on the beach. I face-planted in the sand showing Lauren how to do crow pose. It was awesome.
The list of things (not people or puppies) I love in this world is short: reading, writing, yoga and wine. The first two are best done quietly and by myself, the latter are definitely best enjoyed with friends. Any of my friends will tell you I’ve tried to coax them to a yoga class at least once, some have come readily and then refused to speak to me for the following three days. Others have taken to it and quickly incorporated it seamlessly into their fitness regimen; some still look at me skeptically and say “Not in a million years.” If they don’t cave to yoga my persuasions, my next plan is to get them drunk and play rock band. We will have a blast no matter what, and really, once you’ve had enough wine, it’s easier to talk you into yoga. My final selling point is about three or four glasses in, when I start doing headstands.
I’m sure my friends constantly ask themselves “Holy crap is she done talking about yoga yet?” and the answer is always, “No. No, I’m not,” because yoga is fun. I laugh at some of the awkward positions, I sometimes giggle at the instructions and I’m always amused when someone gets a little surly (in the most positive of ways, of course). Hot House is a laid back studio that incorporates a great deal of humor into the teaching styles and we are all there to enjoy ourselves. When a work out is more than just a physical activity, but an entire way of life that has only improved my disposition and lifestyle, it’s hard not to persuade the people you care about to give it a shot.
In vino veritas, in wine [there is] truth. The same is true for yoga. Your honesty slips out with a tongue loosened by wine, and your truth slips in with a body loosened by yoga. If you don’t believe me, I dare you to have a few glasses of cheap wine with your friends and do yoga on the beach after dark.
You can read about my last 21 day challenge here and check out what you’ve might have missed with this 21 day adventure here: 21 Days of Well Written Yoga
Camicia Bennett: Founder of The Well Written Woman, Florida Native and cerebral creature, she loves her husband, yoga, red wine, potty humor, swearing superfluously and putting hats on her dog. If given her druthers she’d be surfing the web and writing randomness from someplace sunny and tropical whilst sipping her favorite vino. Oh wait, that’s exactly what she does.You can find her tweeting incessantly, randomly sharing her own brand of slightly pretentious propaganda at her personal blog, or on her mat at Hot House Yoga