Wednesday, March 3, 2010

No Water

211 classes in 204 days.
64 classes in 61 days in the 101 challenge.

Let me set the scene for you. On Sunday night, I managed to get 5 hours of sleep. On Monday night, I was out late, had a few beers and got five hours of sleep. So on class Tuesday I decided to do a class without water! Good timing, right?

This is the first time I've done this, and after Jennifer challenged me to do it, I finally got around to it. I didn't even plan to do so during the day. It was a spur of the moment thing. To give you a little background, no one makes a big deal about water at my studio. No one really pushes "no water" classes, but I've definitely been told to try it, so that I can see that I don't "have to have" water. Well, I certainly see that I don't need it to get through a class.

The class itself really wasn't much different than a normal class for me in terms of the postures. I did well on the standing series but I did feel a bit loopy on the floor series. I didn't sit out any postures, but I was out of it mentally on some of the floor series. Sheri was teaching and had a good time harassing me, but I made it through.

I know there are some people who argue strongly in favor of no water classes. Perhaps I would see benefits in the long run. It is nice to prove to myself that I can have a good class without it and I'm sure I'll do it again at some point.



  1. I did a no water class once. It was not bad at all. For some reason, even though I made it through w/out too much agony, I have never felt the desire to do it again. Good to know we can do it though!

  2. I need to give it a try. I've been wanting to do a no water class since I read Mary Jarvis post. At my studio, they only encourage us to drink at party time and b4 fixed firm pose. Maybe I'll do it tonight. It's a nice challenge!!

  3. I always (well, I use to anyway....sigh) bring in water with me but am lucky if I take a sip during the 90 minutes. I like to call it my little security blanket. I can't imagine class without my little "blanket". I just like knowing it's there in case. And I think that's just fine!