Yesterday morning in class we actually did yoga, believe it or not. And it was fantastic.
I had done yoga before in groups years ago when I was back in school but I am prone to giggling and thus I could not take it seriously. That is not to say though that one or too giggles didn't slip out yesterday. The instructor taught us a variety of breathing techniques and strategies that were effective against stress. I have never taken to using breathing techniques when stressed as they never work for me, so I was quite reluctant. But I was honestly amazed by the immediate relief these new strategies provided me with. Something I am definitely going to remember for a long time. Practicing the stretches and poses themselves also relieved a lot of stresses that I had been feeling. However, the concluding meditation was by far the most pleasant thing to experience. I had learnt to meditate many years ago through my own discovery, but undergoing guided meditation with people around you was very lovely to experience. I think they've hooked me in as I am actually now considered going to regular classes.
After class was over I did my rounds at the local second hand stores, and found something wonderful. I had actually seen this dress two weeks ago in one store but for some reason I didn't take much notice. This week I looked at it again and I realized just how incredible it was! A black velvet late 1960's vintage dress! It is in very good condition and the fabric is flawlessly soft. The only fault to be found is that the tag has been ripped off and the elastic under the bust is a little stretched - but no worries. This beautiful little dress is too pretty not to wear because of that, and it can easily be hidden by a belt or open vest. Could you believe that it was only $8.00?
And how funny. It is almost exactly like the purple dress from Huzzar Huzzar in this post that I mentioned not long ago.
When purchasing the dress I also took this vintage scarf up to the counter. The gentleman was ever so kind to put it in with the dress for free. How lovely!
Title: "Long Cool Woman in A Black Dress" - The Hollies