I guess there are about 40+ types of yoga and after two months of searching Kate and I finally found 1 yoga shop that does 1 type of yoga. Hatha Yoga is, according to the above linked site, “The discipline of the force exercised by asanas (poses), the physiological activity and pranayama, the breath control.” Unfortunately I know little more about yoga then it makes me feel good when I do it, and so I don’t know if Hatha type is different from the yoga we did in Utah. All names aside, and this is my point, the yoga was very different: it was in Spanish (duh), we did violent leg flopping for warm up which about killed the old man in the class with bad knees (a first for me), we only held three poses one of which I recognized, she made us get energy form the stars, and we ended by kneeling (for me the most painful posture of all) and stare at a candle for 5 full minutes. Although nice to stretch and breath again, the instructor was not very helpful in correcting postures or breathing, the routine was strange, and in the end my back hurt so from now on I think I will just do yoga with a video (any recommendations?).
Afterward for dinner we made, what turned out to be a delightful pizza, and then watched the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, TMNT, which turned out to be not so delightful. Mostly because it was a pirated copy filmed in the movie theater so the sound quality was bad including 10 minutes without sound, the footage dark, and for some reason our tv doesn’t handle crappy dvds very well and spits static across the screen. I didn’t have high hopes for the movie or anything like that, it was just such a chore to watch I was almost manically depressed by the end.
So that’s my amazing yesterday. Crappy yoga and a movie.