It’s been quite a week, but it’s going out on a high note.
I had two different yoga classes from which to choose Monday evening. But I just couldn’t get going. I didn’t feel physically bad—I just felt blah (again). So I chose to skip both. Tuesday evening I was going to meet a friend for an outdoor yoga class but the instructor was ill and the practice was cancelled at the last minute. My friend and I spent the time walking around a beautiful park and solving the world’s problems. I needed that—it might have been more restorative than a practice. Sometimes life brings us what we need.
Wednesday I followed a yin/restorative/ayurvedic class at home. It was soft and relaxing but not 100% fulfilling for some reason. I never felt like I got deep into any pose and thus never found my edge. I don’t regret the time I spent on the mat, though.
Now I find myself glowing from a wonderful home practice last night. The class started with a flow that didn’t seem incredibly strenuous and I was surprised to find that I had broken quite a sweat. It was followed by a fun sequence of standing balance poses—tree, dancer, and Eka Pada Utkatasana (Figure Four—I had to look that up). I was pleased that I was able to hold the poses pretty well as standing balance poses are a challenge for me.
I followed Savasana with a nice long hot bath. I’ll say it again: ahhhhhh!
As much as I didn’t want to wake up this morning, I got out of bed feeling very rested and very relaxed; open and (dare I say it? It sounds kind of hokey….) joyful.
Today I will honor my body by nourishing it well. I will break my cycle of grabbing M&Ms in the afternoon. They’re not even peanut M&Ms, so what’s the point???? ; )
Every class offers something: During my Wednesday practice I found myself melting into a seated forward fold. I was comfortable and loose—it felt great. Then it hit me—I was in a pain-free forward fold! How thankful I am for that.