Marion talks about her fondness for Yoga.
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The first time I went to a yoga class was with my friend many years ago now. We used to go together once every week, I think it was Wednesday, and have a class.
In yoga it's very important to stretch your body, so you have to reach down to touch your toes for example, or stretch out your arms or legs, like that.
Another part of yoga is when you have to practice balancing. For example when you stand on just one leg, and you have to keep standing, even though it's a bit difficult sometimes, because you feel like you might fall over.
At the end of yoga class, usually, you have a few minutes just to relax, so you lie down on the floor, on your back. You let your legs and arms become loose and relaxed and it feels very, very calm and peaceful. Sometimes, people even fall asleep.
went to a yoga class
The first time I went to a yoga class was with my friend
many years ago.
You can 'go to a yoga class' to practice or to learn new moves in yoga. Notice the following:
- He went to a lot of yoga when he lived in China.
- This morning we went to yoga class, so my back feels
reach down to touch your toes
You have to reach down to touch your toes or stretch out
your arms or legs.
When you 'reach down to touch your toes' it means that you bend the top part of your body down in the direction of the floor and try to put your fingers on your toes. Notice the following:
- If you aren't flexible it is difficult to reach down and
touch your toes.
- After a long run it feels good to reach down and touch
Another part of yoga is when you have to practice
When you 'balance' it means that you have to keep your weight in such a way that you don't fall over. When you try to stand on only one foot you are balancing. It is important to practice balancing in yoga so you can improve. Notice the following:
- If you practice balancing a lot you will quickly improve
- Gymnasts spend a lot of time practicing balancing.
you might fall over
It's difficult because you feel like you might fall over.
When you 'fall over' you fall to one side or the other because you don't have a good center of balance. When you fall over you can't control your body against gravity. Notice the following:
- Many people fall over when they get new glasses because
their site is very different.
- That chair is broken, so if you aren't careful you might
let your legs and arms become loose
You lie down on the floor and you let your legs and arms
become loose and relaxed.
To relax your muscles you have to let them 'become loose.' This means that you are not using your muscles for anything and they are soft. Notice the following:
- At a massage you have to get your arms and legs become
- If you don't let your body become loose when you jump
you will hurt yourself.