I don't want to preach the gospel of yoga to you, because I know how annoying it is when someone talks about how "amazing" and "spiritual" and "fabulous" a form of exercise is (especially if you aren't participating). But I really do believe that if you're looking for better posture, circulation, flexibility, muscle tone, and inner peace... then yoga is your calling, man. It took me quite some time to stop being bored in classes and letting my mind wander during breathing exercises. Now that I've accepted I live a fairly high-stress lifestyle, I realize I need regular healing from the inside out. And if you're doing it right, you truly are working hard. Plus, have you ever noticed how good it feels to get into bed after an hour or two of big-time stretching?
Shoot, I sound like I'm preaching. Sorry. I guess I'm just happy to have found a very positive force in an often tumultuous existence. I doubt this is new information to most of you anyway. Yoga seems to have shed a lot of that new-agey stigma and gotten more widespread acceptance as of late. Hell, I got Kevin in a class last week. That's progress!
On a somewhat related note, I'm planning a trip to India. If you've got helpful knowledge for me, leave a note. Or tell me how crazy I am and how hot and dirty it's gonna be and how much I'll hate it. Lots of people already have. I'm still going.