After countless times asking if I wanted to go with her to yoga my friend Andrea finally succeeded this morning in getting me to attend with her. I've done yoga a few times on various cruises I've taken and never really had much interest in pursuing it at home.
I was a bit apprehensive this morning as we drove to Bloom. We were the first to arrive so we got a very good spot and relaxed while the other yoga goers arrived. I was very comforted by the fact that the instructor came up to us and asked if we were having any aches/pains or any injuries that she should know about. As the clock approached nine I was ready to start bending and stretching. Up until this point I was the only male under 40 in a room full of women with the exception of a 60 year old man. Thoughts crossed my mind of being unable to do a lot of the poses while these women wrapped their feet around their heads but I kept telling myself that I should just try my best and not worry what others were doing. Then walked in the last yoga participant. Of course, he was very attractive and naturally he sat down directly in front of me. Immediately I was disheartened because I thought all I'd be able to do is stare at his butt doing all these different poses and wouldn't get the full yoga experience that I wanted.
At this moment the class started and I found myself forgetting all about Mr. Hot Ass and I hardly looked at him during the entire hour. I was able to do all the poses and only needed the help of the instructor and Andrea once. I finished the class feeling very relaxed and confident in my beginners yoga ability.
Hopefully I'll get to go back this Tuesday for another beginners class and I have Andrea to thank for it. So, thanks Andrea!