Well, Costa Rica was a bust. However while I was there I did manage to get a couple of runs in and an awesome yoga class. I ate resonably well too. Mostly because most of my time was spent in the hospital look after my friend. Ill tell you that that story in the next post. Today we talk about yoga.
So as of recently I like to do yoga like once a week. I find that it gives my muscles a needed break while still providing a light workout of sorts. And the stretching of it all is pretty amazing and relaxing. I don't know if I subscribe to "Aligning chakras" or anything of that nature but with that being said I can see how one would be able to find some tranquility during the class. Hell, I just about fall asleep at the end of every class.
So while on vacation I set up a 4 mile route near the beach and went for a run. Running in humidity was horrible and stupid as hell and it was the slowest run Ive done in a long time. So because of those factors I chose yoga for my second workout. I looked online for a place and found this:
|Aurora Yoga, Jaco Beach|
|Yoga on the cheap and the studio was really clean and really nice. They must wax the hell out of the floor.|
She asked me if I had taken a yoga before, I think because like every yoga/zumba teacher before her that sees me walk into their studio, she was skeptical as to how serious I might have been. I told he 1 or 2 times in a not so serious tone thinking that she would get that I was kidding. I dont think she did. I also told her to not worry about me and go as tough as she wanted to. Wow, "stretch" doesn't begin to describe what I was put through. We did some stuff that I never even seen let alone done before. We did the normal chataranga to cobra to down dog but some of the other stuff I would have never known that I could do. There was moves where I was my shoulders with my legs straight up in the air and one where I put my foot in my elbow and was cradling it... Like this:
|Yeah it felt as crazy as it looks.|
|This guys has no bones. Anywhere.|
After the class was over I looked at my phone and saw that 90 minutes had passed. Crap. I was suppose to be on the way to pick my friend up by now. So, I asked for info on the place and took a few quick pics for you guys, sprayed my mat down, thanked her and headed out. Damn you Matt and your appendicitis.
|Catalina and I after class. I feel like an oompa loompa next to her.|
So if you're ever in Jaco, Costa Rica and need a yoga class or even just want a great workout go to Aurora yoga. You'll get what you need. As for Costa Rica, I need a damn do-over. You'll find out why in my next post.
Pura Vida y AROO!!!