A week ago this past Monday, I sneaked my Samsung Galaxy 2 Camera into my Yoga class in order to photograph hubby in his Yoga poses. Yes, Laura, I did it!!! (LOL) I checked with the instructor first to make sure it was OK, and not a problem, I got the go ahead.
What amazed me was this camera. The room was dark. And I mean dark. I honestly did not know if any of the pictures would come out. Not having my glasses with me, I shot “blind”. I could basically make out what was on my LCD screen as I shot and I tried as best I could to make sure my camera was as still as possible. When you see my photos you won’t believe the room was dark, because the room does not look dark. And all the images were taken without a flash. That is a two thumbs up by me!
Anyway, this is the thing. I have a CHALLENGE going out to all of you who read this post, but especially out to you MEN. IF my husband can start a very difficult Yoga class at the young age of 60+, so can you! Now he understands when I say to him after a class, “I think I even worked my eye lashes in class today!” This is NOT easy stuff, but he is doing it. After reading research saying how good Yoga is for health, he decided on his own to join me in my class.
Now, Girls, at first I was a bit miffed. This was MY space to get away from hubby, a space just for ME. After I got over my selfishness, I joined in his enthusiasm. He at first wanted to go every day, and I had to put the reigns on that idea. Since he is now attending Yoga, he understands how sore you get by doing Yoga, and how it is advisable to increase your classes slowly.
Below are images of my husband doing Yoga. Please laugh along with me, for I really had a riot shooting and editing these pictures. I even showed hubby what I was doing and he laughed too. Are you ready to see “Undercover Yoga”? Think of me in poses, quickly like a monkey scrambling out of a pose, grabbing my camera, sliding across the floor, aiming my camera, getting all in focus, and depressing the shutter … sliding back to my mat, quickly placing the camera back where it was, and getting right back into the poses. LOL
*Some images are blurry due to the dark room and movement of hubby. Also, after reading the captions, look at the instructor to see the “correct” position, or in one case, another woman who is doing this Yoga class.*
Downward Facing Dog
Extreme Shoulder Stretch
(Yes I too can touch my hands. Just sayin’ … SMILE!)
Standing Inner Thigh Stretch (Balance)
Warrior 3 (Balance)
3-Legged Downward Facing Dog
Wide Legged Forward Stretch On Floor
Face Says It All
So, there you have it! Seeing is believing, and now you really know hubby is doing Yoga. As is pretty obvious in some of the images, hubby is not too flexible, yet, the man has never done this before and he just started a mere few weeks ago. I say to YOU, if he can do it, so can YOU! If Yoga is not your cup of tea, what is? Exercise is so so important to be done on a regular basis and no, I will not accept the excuse “I don’t have time.” When something as important as your health is your responsibility, you make time. What are you waiting for? Just DO IT! We are! (smile)
Photography/ “Undercover Yoga” 2015©AmyRose