10 December, 2012

Here we go again, working backwards

Today was Hatha with Patrick.

It had been a couple of weeks since my last Hatha class, and it was definitely feeling like it was time for it. Today was a very strong day, for some reason. It was hot, and I haven't been getting enough sleep lately. But if this had been some sort of competition, I would say that I "totally killed it." Of course, it's not a competition. It's yoga. So that doesn't really hold the same meaning.

But I found myself really able to focus on the depth of the poses today. Thinking about major extension, thinking about breathing, thinking about alignment of even the parts that don't seem to be the primary focus of the pose. It was, of course, by no means perfect. But I felt like the practice was focused, and the mind was quiet.

I'm working my way backwards with these entries, in the hopes of some degree of recency effect in providing an actual account of "the yoga" instead of the random musings that I'm left with, in the absence of clear memory.

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