Couples Yoga

Martin has requested more posts including him in it and from our morning I thought I would share the experience. You may or may not know that I do the yoga thing multiple times a week, and so as Martin was preparing to leave this morning I popped into my yoga clothes getting ready for my practice and he mentioned that he’d like to do a bit with me.

We decided on doing the pigeon and front-laying practices and after setting up two bright pink yoga mats and the computer between the two of us Martin spent a good forty minutes telling me things like “I can’t do this,” “I don’t bend this way,” “why are they trying to kill me,” “I can’t breathe,” “I can’t touch my toes so I’ll touch your shoulder instead,” and a variety of other choise one-liners that describe just how much he did not understand yoga being a workout.

“I thought this was supposed to be relaxing,” he would say, between moments of laughter which is to say we did not have a quiet practice but chatted the whole way through and laughed, which, if I’m honest,is such an enjoyable breath into an otherwise individualised yoga routine.

I think my favourite part of today was trying to get things together…together. Trying to work on the right side of the body to the video, trying not to hit eachother and walls, getting through poses with laughing, and it was just one of those perfect relationship experiences where I definitely could have been getting frustrated with his lack of focus, but even getting him on a mat at all is a feat for me, and he volunteered.

I hope everyone had a weekend full of sharing love and spending time with their loved ones both romantically and otherwise. It is never too late to tell someone you love them, so send a text or give a phone call if you missed the day, and never forget to do something out of your comfort range for someone you love.

xx Jess

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