I've never been a fan of The Honeymooners, and even less thrilled with Ralph Kramden's threat, "To the moon, Alice!"
Now I know why. I experienced firsthand the pain of moon travel during yoga class. I crumbled before we were halfway to the moon, halfway through a FULL, NON-STOP series of lunar poses!!
I can't remember if the "cow" position (above) was actually in that series, but it pretty much looks like me crawling to my car after class. (Okay, maybe add a couple pounds here and there...)
Now the thing is this, when we began the series, the instructor reminded class that solar exercises are the masculine side of yoga, lunar the feminine. Having completed 5 sets of sun salutations the day before, I thought, Hey, lunar will be a piece of cake!
I could write more about WHY I thought that. WHY I erroneously assumed lunar (aka feminine) would be less intense than solar (masculine). My instructor confirmed for me that I'm not alone. A lot of people have the same reaction...
I'd rather hear YOUR thoughts on this subject...WHY is feminine ever equated with easy?