Monday, August 29, 2011

I Would Do Anything (for Yoga) But I Won’t Do That

I confess that some yoga poses still scare me; crane, side crane and half moon pose, in particular. I usually sit these out or stay in the previous pose when these come up during a session.  Most often they’re the poses that involve balancing a large percentage of my body on a frighteningly small area, like my hands or one leg. I’ll try them if they look even halfway doable, but often I’ll just take one look at Lucy Limber hiking her ass onto some kind of arm “shelf” and think of Meat Loaf's famous, if a bit confusing, anthem.  Like the Meat, I would do anything for yoga; it’s been that good to me so far and I want to demonstrate my undying devotion and love.  But I won’t do THAT…

In time, I hope these poses will become attainable.  In fact, I’m pretty sure they will.  I just have to look at other new things I’ve tried to realize there’s a hockeystick-like increase in competency that happens organically over time.  As with SO many things in life, it just takes patience and regular practice.

Oh, and if you’re looking for how a pose should look, what it can do for you or its anatomical or therapeutic benefits, the yoga poses section of Yoga Journal is a great resource.

By the way, does anyone really know exactly what Meat Loaf wouldn’t do for love?  Great song but a bit vague, if you ask me…

Days completed:  35
Days to go:  65


  1. I always thought he wouldn't say good-bye...

  2. I think its a long list of things he mentions in the song, which is actually what makes it confusing... Saying goodbye was certainly up there!