A person I met at dinner party over the summer, invited me to try their Capoeira class. I thought, "why not?"
Well despite working out 5-6 days a week, the class kicked my butt. The next day it hurt to walk down steps. I understood why my legs were sore but my entire body?
A few classes in, no more pain but the steps are getting more and more difficult. I really don't think I'll be doing a backflip any time soon. I'm no spring chicken.
Our Professor is from Brazil, so my friend translates from Portuguese into Italian. Thank god I do know enough Italian to follow.
One of my friends back in L.A. who's a dancer, told me to really be careful with the transitions. I haven't take dance classes since I moved from NYC to L.A. over 12 years ago.
It's fun to try something new but there are moments in class when I say to myself, "What was I thinking?"
Those thoughts also come to mind when I watch Capoeira videos: