We finished the class in a cocoon sort of pose, which looked a bit like the below picture, only in a lying down position.
As I walked out of the room, I wasn’t too sure if I’d enjoyed myself or not. On one hand, I’d certainly pushed myself out of my fitness comfort zone by trying something new. I’d also challenged my flexibility and upper body strength, which I began to realize more the next day when my arms felt like I’d hoisted a truck above my head. My neck and head, on the other hand, weren’t doing so hot. After having spent so much time upside down, my head felt like a balloon, especially the area around my eyes. I’d eaten breakfast about 2 hours before the class, yet I still felt a bit woozy driving home and in need of something to snack on.
The next day, my neck was quite sore – again, I figure this was due to the upside down poses and straining those muscles as I worked to bring myself up into seated positions. But am I saying that I don’t like the class and won’t do it again? No. Part of this was my own fault for not having attended a beginner class first, and I’m sure that after working with the hammock/sheet for a while, I’d be more comfortable with it. Although I didn’t get an endorphin rush from the experience, I was certainly very humbled!
So tell me….