I went for my second yoga class on Monday. All the women were complaining about how much they hurt after the last week, hm I didnt feel that bad! Same with this time, clearly the riding helps yoga as much as yoga helps riding! I felt that also on certain stretches we did, how I was able to do far more with my back muscles than the average person.
There was one stretch, where I must have really excited my teacher because she came over with loud compliments and proceeded to sit on my back to push me harder (in a good way, because I was already as far as I could get without pressure). Nobody else in the class had that response! Wooo! Of course, there were still stretches where I was barely competent. Would you believe I have never been able to touch my toes while flat footed? I can barely get my hands past my knees. Just cant keep that heel down. Even as a child I walked as though I was wearing invisible stilettos.
One thing I did notice however as I stretched towards my toes… “Oh no! My feet smell!” How embarassing! It made for a very long hour. Lesson learned! Its hard to stay focused and relaxed when smelly invades, its worse when you know you are the culprit!