|Downward Dog on H2O|
Nothing takes my breath away quite like that first day of the season on the water. Green hills surround Lake Tenkiller. The fish jump and splash. An occasional bald eagle soars overhead. All combine to promote a calm in me like nothing else can.
At least I thought so until yesterday.
I PRACTICED YOGA
ON THE WATER
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LAKE.
Doesn't that just make you squeal with giddiness? I certainly did.
|No one did this move in my class. Maybe next time!|
The class did not disappoint. The 68 degree morning temp made me nervous, but the water was warm. We stood on surf board-ish boats and paddled around. Then we practiced yoga. Sure, absolutely everyone in the class fell off the board--even the instructor--but that just means we were having the full experience.
Huffington Post says it's the latest trend.
What do you think? Wanna try?
**I lifted these pics from instructor Heather Ezell's Facebook page. Contact her to schedule a class.
That looks amazing!ReplyDelete
It was. As you know, I'm Queen of Sunscreen. I was so excited that I rushed down without applying any. Hello, sunburn. It was so, so worth it.Delete
I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this.ReplyDelete
If you feel that strongly, you would. I felt the same way.Delete
As I was on the water, I thought, "This is exactly what I imagined."
How often does that happen?
Wow, pretty sure I'd spend more time in the water than on the board... might as well just go swimming. I've never been known as the graceful type.ReplyDelete
Throughout the practice, I heard little splashes. The instructor said, "There's no yoga prizes." So, falling wasn't a big deal. Just being on that board and paddling around was awesome.Delete
Incredible idea! This only deepens my inward longing to live by the water one day. However, I would not recommend this exercise to those living by ocean water...I watched too much of Shark Week.ReplyDelete
I saw a quote at the aquarium last week comparing dog bites and shark attacks. It didn't make me feel better about sharks, but it did make me wary of dogs. So...no yoga around Fido or Jaws.Delete
Yikes! Not sure I could do this one....ReplyDelete
Sure, you could! It's worth a try, at least. Paddling the boat is part of the awesomeness.Delete
That looks amazing! I'd definitely spend more time in the water than on the board, but what an experience!ReplyDelete
The water is a much softer landing than the floor, at least!Delete