Last week John and I went to see Dr. Wayne Dyer lecture and found out that he used to run 8 miles every day for like 20 years. The many years of ground pounding had taken its toll on his knees and joints so he had to give it up. During this time he found Yoga and said "I get as much of a workout doing Yoga as I do running 8 miles a day." I found that very interesting and wondered if Dr. Dyer was full of crap.
After the class I thanked Abbey profusely and told her I would be back for more. When I mentioned that I was sweating like a whore in church she laughed and then told me that Yoga is one of the best things you can do for weight loss because it burns fat like crazy. I liked that PLUS the fact she had this incredibly soothing voice that made me want to do anything she asked me. She encouraged me to take more classes and I agreed since this was much more fun than lifting weights with a bunch of fat heads.
So does it work? I have to tell you that I am impressed enough that I have signed up for all of the classes throughout the week. My body is pretty beat up today but I feel really really good for the first time in a long time. Maybe it's the Yoga, maybe it's the Tai Chi and the Sun Salutations. I think that has something to do with it, but for now I'll do whatever it takes to keep the soothing voices talking. Yes Abbey and John, I am GOOOD...WONDERFUL....INCREDIBLE...YESSSS!