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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Sunday Yoga and Miller Time!

Today, I tested out a new yoga place that I discovered nearby (I don't know if the place is new, but the discovery was), and I give it a "B-" it terms of quality. I mean, on the one hand, it was a pretty good workout: the poses were a good combination of challenging and invigorating and it was a 90 minute class. However, on the other hand, it reeked of hippy and I don't think the instructor was all that well-practiced. The hippy part I can look past (after all, yoga attracts the hippies like honey attracts flies -- but for my part, no, I do not want to purchase scented oils or sanskrit-printed tank tops), but the instructor's faults are harder to hurdle over.

It wasn't that she was bad; it just felt like there was no plan or flow to the workout. So for a series of poses, she'd have us doing standing poses, then she'd switch to floor poses, then back up to standing ones. Granted, I like a combination, but I think that the series should make sense, and most classes I've been to with experienced instructors can make the poses and the transitions between them feel cohesive and fluid. This session felt kinda haphazard. So, will I return? I'm not sure. Probably. If for no other reason than to test out a different instructor, but we'll see.
Then, this afternoon, Jerry and I went to visit our friends and their new baby, Miller. We both got plenty of "Miller Time" in and I'm happy to report that this time he didn't cry when I held him! Here's Jerry, aka "The Baby Whisperer," warming him up -- getting him nice and calm for me.And, here he is with me. Isn't he cute?Both times we visited them in the hospital, we made our visits pretty short, but this afternoon, we were able to spend a little longer with them and with Miller, and it was nice; we each got our fill of baby cuddling, and since he mostly sleeps right now, he's easy to hold and admire. Before we know it, he'll be wiggly and sassy -- best to enjoy his submissiveness now.

So, yeah, that's been my Sunday. Now I'm off to finish grading papers -- what joy!

18 comments:

Wes said...

Yes he is cute, and that baby in your arms seems, I dunno, so...natural :-D

Viv said...

Aww, he is so cute. I tried not to stare too long so I don't get da fever.

Maybe another instructor will do the trick. Try again.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Firefly's Running said...

Oh such cuteness!

D10 said...

Sorry the yoga class wasn't better. Like you said, another instructor may be better, I would try another class.

What a cute baby! You are right, pretty soon he'll be on the move, they grow up so fast! Hope grading goes by fast.

Marcy said...

Awwwhhhh look at you both!! All looking parental. Better be careful with those hooters so close to the babe's face. You know, the rooting reflex and all :P

teacherwoman said...

Very cute baby indeed!

chia said...

You're making my ovaries hurt. Stop.

:-P

So, next year this is going to be a triathlete/mommy blog? *tee hee*

brunettechicagogal said...

Hey, Jess. Long time no write here!

You're right about the yoga class...yoga should have some meaningful flow to it. One of the instructors where I take yoga actually addressed that before one of his classes recently.

And yes, that baby is cute! Love those little'uns.

Hope you're well!

Mary Gee said...

He is cute and so are you two.

scott keeps running said...

that is a very small person.

Running Knitter said...

Love the pics - so adorable!

J~Mom said...

That is one very cute baby!! You guys look great!

Crystal said...

Ah, isn't he cute! Bet Erin is happy to be home now.

Sounds like an interesting yoga experience. Was it reasonably priced at least?

L*I*S*A said...

Awwww, that babe is so cute. You two look good with a babe in arms. ;)

Marcy said...

I saw that article! I didn't have nice feelings towards Sarah :-X :-X I don't know, I guess when I run with my friends it's different?!? What happened to having fun?!?

Jess said...

Oh he is too cute! Is it bad that when I read your headline I automatically thought you were talking about yoga and beer?

P.O.M. said...

I hate hate hate when I feel like I could teach a class better than the teacher. At least with Bikram, you always do the same moves in the same order.

Hopefully another teacher will be better. And yes, there are mucho hippy types. There is a lot of hippy love goin' around my yoga studio too.

Sweet little baby! Don't you just love holding them?

Brianna said...

What a cutie pie! I can see why you'd want to get in some Miller Time. :)

I'd try another instructor at the same studio. Each one is QUITE different. I recall a sub for one of my favorite instructors that would have turned me off to yoga completely if she had been my first exposure to it. Yet, all of the other instructors at that studio were fabulous.