Aerial Yoga: Session 2, Week 1
Aerial yoga started back up yesterday with Jenni joining us this time. I had continued with stretching, push-ups and pull-ups during our two weeks off, but nothing compares to the workout I get during class. I’m so sore today! We’ll be doing most of the same tricks from last session, so I’ll be working on memorizing the steps and making it pretty. I can get into this above pose with almost no direction now and I can do the tricks higher off the ground since I’ve mastered the foot lock.
I worked on my Russian descent and was amazed how much easier it is this time around. Last session I could barely keep my legs in a V and now I can hold them in that position with my arms bent and slowly lower myself to the ground. We’re going to have to start taking some video so you understand what the hell I’m talking about.
We also working on half-iron (pictured above) and full-iron cross – my most hated trick. I got into it with much more ease and felt a little more comfortable, but still – do not like!
Then I spent the rest of the afternoon in bed watching Food, Inc. and No-Impact Man. Both were really good, but I recommend everyone see Food, Inc. One part that stuck in my mind was a farmer talking about “growing cattle.” I’m guessing that 20-30 years ago he would have said “raising cattle,” but now cows, pigs, and chickens are not living, breathing beings, but products.
I learned a lot from both movies and now I’m excited to go grocery shopping and try to buy mostly local food. Plus there’s a farmers market on Saturdays within walking distance of our circus class, so we’re going to stop by there a few times too.03.28.10 in aerial yoga, movies