Saturday, March 26, 2011

Just for fun

I've been reading and hearing a lot about Chi-gong lately and when someone at work offered a free lesson on this moving meditation, I thought I'd give it a try.  He offers it to colleagues on Thursdays at lunch - and finally, after about three weeks, I had free time when a meeting wasn't booked.  He led us through a few movements and I genuinely felt lighter and more energetic.  I can see this is something that would take a lifetime to master, but learning a few basic sequences would be something I could incorporate into my daily practice.

Also gave Zumba a try on Friday night.  I made plans with Therese to go, and if I hadn't made a commitment with someone I likely wouldn't have made it.  So many great excuses not to go!  Occasionally, I could get my legs to follow the steps.  Sometimes my arms.  But never my arms and legs at the same time.  Lots of fun, though. Despite being somewhat challenged in the dance department, I had a lot of fun.  This is something I'd like to try again.  The instructor was inspiring.  She was what could be called a "big" girl (maybe 40 pounds overweight?)  but incredibly fit and wow! could she shake that booty. Talk about "hip" notism. I think it would take me a few lifetimes to catch up to her level.

Maybe this will help me get to know the steps a bit better:

1 comment:

Annika said...

My Mom swears by Chi-Gong. She's been taking it for year.. Keeps her from aches & pains.
Glad you finally tried Zumba. I love it!