Survived the "Blizzard" of 2011. It snowed here for about two hours and everyone here panicked. Went to class Sunday morning and was surprised at how deeply I could breathe. The pneumonia is gone and I feel great!! The class flew by and I did not seem to be overtired or overworked. My back bends were ok, Eagle was really good (again), and I fell out of Triangle, as usual. It went well and I could have done a second class, but we decided against it.
The great thing about Sunday, though, was after class. It was raining (the snow had not arrived yet) and a lot of people were taking their time to change clothes. There was a great deal of conversation and laughter -- there was a lot of positive energy and fellowship in there. It is one of the best things about the yoga and the studio itself. There are a lot of really cool people that attend, and you always get a "Hello!", or a nod, or a smile. It's the most positive, focused environment I've ever been a part of.
Yesterday, we made a rare Monday appearance at the studio. Missy had the day off and we attended the 4:30 class. WOW!!! More than 40 people in the room! Lots of energy, and lots of sweat. I was drenched before the first breathing set was complete. It almost felt like a spring or summer class -- warmest one I've been in since being ill. I must say that the heat didn't bother me until close to the end. No, I still can't "lock the knee", but I did hold it much longer than normal. Was it all the people and energy? Was it actually me?
I did have one "uh-oh" moment. In Locust, when asked to lift both legs at the same time, I felt a huge cramp in under the ribs on my left side. It happened in the previous class, too, but not to the same degree. I have to ask about that tonight.
As the title of this post says, something seems to be happening in my practice. I am able to do some postures better than ever, and the ones I can hardly do are getting (slightly) easier. I don't know if it due to the holiday "break" or because I feel really good right now. Whatever the reason, I just have to roll with it. I fully realize that, sooner or later, I will "crash and burn" -- it happens. Gotta roll with it, good and bad.
Finally, I was so proud of Missy last night. Sometimes, large crowds or limited space can bother her. Last night, she was a complete trooper and stayed with it for the whole class. I can't say enough about that! AWESOME!!!!
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