12 May, 2012

What are your dreams telling you

Today was 90 minutes of Power Vinyasa with Odessa.

I had a dream last night that I was moving back to the East Coast. I realized that I needed to pack all my things, load the truck, and leave tonight. By myself. This made me feel anxious. Then I am suddenly at the supermarket and I run into Odessa. In my dream, I realize that I won't be able to go to Urban Yoga Spa anymore and I am bummed out. Odessa tries to reassure me that I will find another studio.

I woke up, and it was plainly obvious that I was supposed to go to Odessa's class today.

Ninety minutes. Intense. As always, Odessa has a keen ability to keep us right on the edge. We did some unique poses today. A series of alternations between Reversed Warrior II and Side Angle, with eyes closed! We were already fried at that point, and the back and forth was an immensely challenging feat of balance. Interestingly, I found it fairly doable on one side (right foot forward), and almost impossible on the other side. I even fell over onto the floor once.

There was very little time on the floor, actually. It might have been 75 minutes of standing series. The heat was not too bad, but my shoulder and elbow were both problematic, with nerve pain sporadically shooting through my right elbow. I came to the conclusion, during and after class, that I have been routinely going too far down in my Chaturangas. The result is that I was hyperflexing my elbow. Hence the injury.

It's pretty messy right now. I am hoping I can be careful and keep using modifications and concentration to make it through these nagging pains without needing more serious time off.

That's why I question if I should be doing Cassandra's 9am Power Vinyasa tomorrow. I really should do the Hatha, but I am so determined to get into her Vinyasa classes whenever possible. Maybe I could go there and just stay in Savasana for the entire class? Does meditation count?

I guess we'll just have to wait and see if I wake up on time.

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