Saturday, February 18, 2006

child's pose



I'm pretty proud to say that I've been hitting the gym 3 days a week for the last 3 weeks. Add in the belly dancing on Saturdays and that's not too bad, especially because I'm totally enjoying myself. Anyway, I'd been thinking all week long that I'd like to try sweating out my cold in the sauna, but I didn't know where it was, if it was co-ed, and what one should wear while in there. Finally I found out that it's connected to the shower room and on Thursday, I made my way in there hoping that a towel fastened securely around me would pass for acceptable because I forgot my swimming suit. (whew, take a breath, that was one long sentence) When I got in there, there were three very naked women all doing the above pose, with their bums facing me. Yeah, hello, my towel was totally fine. Their stretches made just enough room for me to squeeze in and sweat in my own little corner. I loved the sauna and I loved that these women felt comfortable enough with themselves that they could just be, butt up, in front of other women, without even sucking in their stomachs or worrying about whether or not they'd shaved. I could use a little of that. I don't worry about how Zander sees me, but I do stress out sometimes when I see another woman give the "once over" judgment day glance. Wouldn't the world be a better place if that was just gone? These sweaty women weren't thin, made-up, sweet young thangs, but how accepting they were of themselves was pretty hot. That all being said, I'm working on it, but it'll definitely be a while before I'm all naked and in the child's pose sweating for the ladies.

4 comments:

Ugly Juice said...

I like to think maybe those women didn't even know each other. That one woman was in there doing the ol' child's pose, and the others walked in one at a time, thought it was a good idea, and joined her. (Or had never been in a sauna before and thought that's what you're supposed to do?) You should have joined them, too.

Do you have steam room at your Y? I usually treat myself with a little lounge time in there after my runs. I've been fighting a cold for the last few weeks, too, and that sure does make things feel better. (Oh, and I'm all for going nudie in the steam room/sauna. But then again, I usually don't have company in there at three in the afternoon...).

LA said...

I hear ya. No one needs to see my neither reigions, but I respect that other people feel free to show theirs off without hesitation.

Mrs. Bickerson said...

Interesting! I think I found your blog a while back when I was searching for blogs and Jethro Tull in Mpls. My husband and I have been taking yoga classes here and there. Have seen no naked child's pose in my Y yet. On a whim, I have been taking beginning belly dancing through our local parks and rec. Oh, and I love El Meson! Small bloggy world...

Kari said...

This has nothing to do with crazy naked poses, but I think maybe we should go get your nose pierced like mine at st sabrina's after belly dancing on saturday!