Posts Tagged ‘Yoga’

So far, it’s been a good day

Right, then…

I’ve had a rather Eastern morning.  I started with irrigating my nose with a variation of a Neti pot.  For the uninitiated, a Neti pot puts water up your nose, so you can rinse it out.  Apparently, they’ve been doing this in India for months, if not years.  So, remember how when you were little, and you’d plug your nose before your jumped into the pool, in order to  keep water from going up it?  Well, this is just like that, but in reverse.

Honestly, it’s an odd feeling.  Nothing disgusting [fortunately] has come out.  I think I feel better, but I’m not sure.  I’d imagine that if I used this thing earlier last week, my cold might have cleared up sooner.

Interesting side-effect:  The delayed drip.  So, you spray the salt water up your nose, most of it comes out the other side (which, btw, I did not know both sides were connected) and there’s obviously some residue that you need to clear out.  So, I do that this morning, then I go to Yoga (the second part of my Eastern morning) and as I’m going through a series of down-ward facing motions, I guess some hidden cavity in my head opens up and starts dumping water and whatnot.  Not a little bit, either.  It was rather hard to concentrate on my breathing and poses and not keep sniffing like some coke head.  Fortunately, that stopped, though.

Yoga was good.  The last time I took a class was in late 2008 and it was Bikram Yoga, where the heat the room to 105F.  Nothing like a good, hard sweat for 90 minutes.  Today’s class was much cooler, but I still worked up a sweat.  I still don’t know how as I was effectively stretching (or so it seemed – there could be some difficult things going on inside that I missed).

After that, we stayed to climb (parenthetical aside- the Yoga class was done at Planet Granite, so the transition to climbing was somewhat easy).  This was the first time I climbed in probably 10 to 12 years.  I tried once at the old PG location and didn’t much like it then.  I’m liking it more now – must be a reflection of changed mental something.  I don’t know if it was the Yoga or the climbing or both, but I can sure feel my arms and legs, now.

After about an hour and a half of that, we hit brunch.  My, but that was a tasty club sandwich!

Now, home and showered, I’m enjoying another beer.