Friday, May 15, 2009

Dance pe chance....

This Yoga thing is awesome. Especially for someone who is as perpetually high strung as I am, it forces me to focus on the moment and not plan for every minute that's coming my way. I actually breathe easier, get more oxygen in and am engulfed by this rather nice feeling of wellness.

What makes this place even better, is that amidst the 30 odd choices of sessions they have everyday, about 2 are Bollywood dance lessons. And nothing, as you well know, helps release inhibitions better than group dancing to zesty Bollywood numbers.

My issue with partying is that even if I'm having fun listening to the changing music, after an hour or so the 'shake-hand-in-air-shake-leg-hip-in-coordination' routine starts to get rather boring, and the joy starts to wear off. (Unless of course the alcohol has kicked in by now).

But this class is everything partying is not :D There's obviously no alcohol to simulate the fake high, and there's a series of DIFFERENT seeming steps that you get to do with everyone else. You fumble together, you trip together. And when the master does a particularly long winded step that's straight out of a run-around-the-tree movie scene, you laugh together. :-)

And yes, there's the occassional Hermione in class who picks up every step as soon as it's taught and then flaunts it shamelessly to lesser mortals like yours truly, but every class must have its Hermione no?

The fact that many many muscles are now making their presence felt (rather emphatically at that) after many years of being practically non existent, was of course, expected. I plan to stay all Zen like and Yogic about it though (barring the occassional whimper as I stand, sit, walk or God forbid, climb the stairs).

Indeed, it's a good life.


Mumbai Diva said...

i thought i would delurk at this point to ask you the profound question...have you done the headstand yet?! outta world experience!!

unpredictable said...

Hello Mumbai Diva :) Parul has brought delurking back into fashion no? :)

I haven't, and I won't be allowed to methinks - I'm limited from most strenuous Yoga types coz my neck and shoulder muscles are too weak (also called spondilitis) alas!

But maybe I can try bungee jumping sometime? (As IF!!)

Penguin said...

Hahahaha :-) How does it feel to NOT be the Hermione type in class for once? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Nice post.. :)

PS: My first time!

chandni said...


Mogambo said...

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unpredictable said...

Penguin: Biyatch.Hope ur missing me.

Mespacehere: thanks for visiting. :)

Chandni: Correct :)

Mogambo: I'm barely sleeping with the all day sessions and nightly work and you want me to blog a? Mercy have no?

Mogambo said...

You know what happens in Iraq and other South Asian countries when Mogambo khush nahi hua?