Sunday, August 2, 2009

Two Reviews for the Price of One

When I was a little girl I was into gymnastics BIG time. I once cartwheeled my way around an amusement park. No joke, my hands were black from the asphalt.

I remember one day sitting on my grandparent's kitchen floor showing off my flexibility to my grandfather as he drank his tea. He told me a story about a boy who was very strong and could lift a newborn calf. As the calf grew, the boy grew and the boy continued to lift the calf each day. Eventually, they became a cow and a man. And that man could still lift the full grown cow. The point (made in my grandfather's folksy way) was, of course that I should stretch each day and I would maintain my flexibility as I grew.

Well, my gymnastics teacher skipped town one day (a whole other story) and then life happened and I am now very, very inflexible. This is a big reason why in the past yoga and me have not mixed. But as I've mentioned before I wanted to try a fertility yoga program. Partly in order to try out it's healing properties as it relates to my reproductive parts and partly because the idea of stretching and posing in the morning is much more appealing than climbing onto my elliptical machine.

So I bought this one. It's not too bad. The instructor is in a pleasant looking garden. She has a soothing voice. There is nice music. The moves seem pretty basic, of course I can't do them, but someone who can stand and touch their fingers to the floor would have no problems. Sometimes the production is so low on some of these videos that it can be distracting, but not so with this video. It looks very professional. So if you are looking for a fertility yoga tape, this is a possibility. Oh yeah, does it get you pregnant? How would I know?

Now for the second review. Tony and I went to see the movie "Funny People" today. I had my reservations about going because the movie has been advertised so heavily. I have a theory that if a movie is good word of mouth is advertisement enough. I was right. The movie was awful. I wanted to walk out thirty minutes in. Adam Sandler owes me two and a half hours of my life back.

9 comments:

womb for improvement said...

Give it a few weeks and you'll be able to do the DVD standing on your head (literally!).

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

I've never heard of fertility yoga before now.. I might try it myself.

Thank you for the comment... Its hard sometimes when it seems like things keep going wrong along the way.. But I'm trying my BEST to keep going and not to give up:)(even though it's SO HARD sometimes)

I'm praying that this IVF is it for you!!! you've been through so much already. I can't wait to read about your BFP one day:)

Hugs,
Hannah

Michelle said...

I have a video I am trying to and it has not been working to well.

That is a bummer about the movie. I thought that it would be good. I hate when you waste money for a stupid movie. That is why I do not go to too many movies at the theater.

KuKd Chick said...

Never heard of infertility yoga either, but why the heck not.

Anya said...

My friend and I made it just over an hour in that movie and left. I'm impressed you stuck it ou!

SS said...

I also am very inflexible, always feel like the worst student in a yoga class. Good luck with your efforts to regain some of your former flexibility! Thanks for the heads up on the movie.

strongblonde said...

so...funny thing? we just saw that movie, too. i was less than impressed. while the beginning had some funny parts, i thought it seemed like two movies kinda just put together at the last minute or something. i was also feeling like i needed some of my life back!

and, btw, i have NEVER been able to touch my toes...even when i did yoga on a regular basis ;)

April said...

so...funny thing? we just saw that movie, too. i was less than impressed. while the beginning had some funny parts, i thought it seemed like two movies kinda just put together at the last minute or something. i was also feeling like i needed some of my life back!

and, btw, i have NEVER been able to touch my toes...even when i did yoga on a regular basis ;)

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twoweekwait said...

Thanks for the yoga recommend. I am thinking of doing yoga in general to help deal with stress.

Thanks for the info on Funny People, I've heard mixed reviews.

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