As I inhaled deeply and stretched my arms overhead in the dim room I marveled that I could feel both alert and revived and relaxed at the same time. I’ll admit that I almost never take the time to warm up my muscles before I ski, often to the detriment of my legs, back and arms. Why hadn’t I ever tried taking a pre-skiing private yoga class before? Oh, right, the children and their need for oatmeal.
Our teacher Cordelia had a low husky voice and the most flexible back I’d every seen. She led fellow Mama Gina and I through a series of gentle but deep postures that were easily adaptable for each of us.