I had my first class today. And it was interesting. Our instructors Lorraine and John did a bit of house keeping. Then everyone introduced themselves and talked about our individual motivation and expectation from the course. There are quite a few of us in class. A total of 19 people. Made up of predominantly female expats with a couple of Asians and gentlemen thrown in. Glad not to be the only chap in the class. Everyone seemed nice.
Then we did some Asanas (or physical training). The majority of the people looked pretty serious as soon as we got into it. I certainly had my game face on, trying to keep up and take in all of the instructions.
Did you know that there are over a dozen variations of the Sun Salutation? We did a total of four variations last night. Sun Salutation 1 and 2 from the Ashtanga series, as well as the Classic Sun Salutation (or the tippy toes one as I tried to make a mental note of it), and the Dancing Warrior (the fun one).
We must of done like 8 full sets of different sun salutations and I was pretty whacked by the end of it. The room was pretty packed and eventually it got quite sweaty. But I guess John proved his point. Sun Salutations are good for cardio and upper body. Note to self: bring water and a small towel to the next class.