06 October, 2013

Unexpected day of gentleness

Today was vinyasa with Elizabeth Thomas.

It was supposed to be Scott's class, but Elizabeth was substituting. I hadn't expected this to amount to a "break" - rather, just a different kind of challenging class. But, for whatever reason, Elizabeth was in an apparently unintentional mellow mood, and the class was quite gentle. The temperature was never hot, and everything just felt kind of peaceful. It's a good thing, I guess, because I was not (and have not been) feeling like pulling out the stops and doing high intensity lately.

In addition to being mellow, Elizabeth's message was getting through to me today. A lot of emotion on the mat. I don't know why it's been such a rut lately in terms of my passion for the practice. I am tired. Tired, tired, tired.

I have been vowing to myself that I will start putting a little more thought into these entries, and into capturing what was happening when I was in the class. To do that, I would need to do a better job of writing shortly after class, instead of two days later, trying to cram in the entry before I get backlogged by the entry for the next class, which I am about to take in like 15 minutes.

Speaking of which... I should probably get ready for that.

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