05 March, 2012

A case of the Mondays

Today was Hatha with Bret.

Hatha. Hatha. Hatha. I've definitely conditioned myself to tolerate Hatha.

The more you do it, the faster it seems to go. I don't know if it's that I'm getting better at it, or if it's purely psychological. But the standing series seems to fly by. Perhaps it's the 90 minute classes on the weekend, rendering the hour-long classes "short." Could be.

Classes have been crowded lately. Lots of new faces. I suppose it's seasonal. I don't know if this is what always happens after New Year's, but it seems like resolutions would have faded by now? Maybe? Other possibility is that their membership package promotions brought a lot of new customers. It's good for the business to have crowded classes. But I do miss a sparse room. Maybe it will slow down when the weather gets better outside. In the cold, late Winter, what else is there to do to stay warm besides hot yoga?

There's not much to note today.

I have been doing very simple versions of the poses lately. As I've mentioned before, my standing leg is never feeling rock-solid on balancing poses. I am therefore disciplining myself to focus only on that standing leg. The Eagle don't sleep, and the Standing Head-to-Knee is just a one-legged Tadasana, until I feel like I've got impeccable balance.

Hips seem tighter than usual for the past week or so. It's almost as if the plane ride tightened me, and I never loosened after it.

Lots of questions. Lots of theories. No answers. This is practice. This is life.


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