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In which my scapula was NOT immobilized

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“Lynn, keep your scapula immobilized!”

 

That’s what my Pilates instructor said to me today.  Somewhere along the line we were discussing her Piriformis as well.  Is that even spelled correctly? I have no idea.

 

That’s the point. I go to Pilates and they correct me and I basically need an anatomical chart just so I can see what the hell they’re talking about.  I try to do Pilates about 3 times a week and what I’ve learned is that a) I don’t know where shit is on my body and b) I don’t get better but somehow manage to get worse and c) I’m not in better shape and d) I guess I still need to add in Yoga (which I hate) because I seem to have some balance issues.

 

Anyways, today as I was doing some sort of exercise incorrectly that’s what Amanda said and it made me laugh and I also thought “what a great title for a blog post” so that’s what I’m writing about.

 

I enjoy Pilates because you’re always doing something different so I don’t really get bored.  That’s the problem with Yoga for me is that they’re all like “just be” and “meditate” and that sort of crap and I find myself searching for a way to kill myself.  Of course, had I known that I would go to Costa Rica and fall all over a bunch of boulders because I have absolutely no balance perhaps I would have stuck with it but probably not.

 

The funny thing is that I have been doing Pilates for years now and I still have no clue where all these bones are.  You hear funny phrases like “bony landmarks” which is your spine.

 

Also Sacrum is brought up quite a bit so that was good because when I fell in Costa Rica I didn’t have to say “I busted my ass” because I could say “I busted my Sacrum” which means that Pilates is helping me intellectually as well right?

 

Well, this is sort of a silly musing post but it did strike me funny this morning about how when you’re in these types of things they literally have their own language.

 

See ya!

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10 Comments

  1. Jester Queen
    February 3, 2014

    Pick a more active Yoga class, where they do as much “scrunch your body into this painful and hard to maintain position” as “being”. That’s when Yoga is really fun, and it actually has a lot in common with Pilates. Or you could just take ballet. They’ll teach you balance in that, too.

    • Lynn
      February 4, 2014

      ballet?? I can NOT even imagine. I didn’t realize there were not boring yoga classes

  2. sisters from another mister
    February 3, 2014

    Just the thought of yoga makes me itch or something … how does one just stay still?
    Never happening … i would spend the whole time looking at my watch. ;)
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    • Lynn
      February 4, 2014

      you would NEVER go to a yoga class. I can’t even imagine

  3. Julie
    February 3, 2014

    WTF is Piriformis?

    • Lynn
      February 4, 2014

      it’s apparently some muscle or something.

  4. CrayzRayeD
    February 3, 2014

    Tree – tree falling down. It was suggested by some well meaning friends that I do yoga to help my balance issues and last of athletic abilities. In other words “Raye you s*ck we don’t want you on our team. I am so uncoordinated that I fall over playing golf. Yoga did not help me at all. I nailed the lotus position though.

    • Lynn
      February 4, 2014

      hahaha…great comment

  5. stephanie
    February 3, 2014

    Dude, I am a medical transcriptionist for an orthopedic surgery hospital. Not only do I know these words and how to spell them, I often tell my husband that I’m pretty sure at this point I could perform surgery on him. He is not down with that. But anyway. I do yoga, but I find myself doing it with a coffee cup in one hand and my phone in the other, and I’m pretty sure that’s not how it works.
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    • Lynn
      February 4, 2014

      yoga with a coffee cup. that IS impressive

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