29 December, 2013


Today was vinyasa with Kerry Armstrong on hitPLAYyoga.

I really did not want to do yoga today. I spent most of the day thinking about all the ways I could possibly not do yoga, and all the reasons why it was probably okay if I didn't. Already practiced 3 days in a row (though yesterday was yin). Stayed up really late last night (but I was in bed until 11am). The list goes on. But as the day wore on, and I found myself on the futon watching episode after episode of Breaking Bad, I finally began coming to realization that I did not have any good reason not to do yoga today other than inertia. The deal with myself was that I would do yoga when it hit 8pm.

So... 8pm rolls around, and I find the HPY class that I am going to take (this one). I go downstairs to grab my yoga mat from the yin class that I went to yesterday. And the yoga mat is not in the car. I immediately remember that I left it at the studio.

This could have been the easiest way out yet. I CAN'T DO YOGA BECAUSE MY MAT IS STILL AT THE STUDIO!!! Case closed. Issue resolved. But... it's never that simple. There is a crappy, thin, worn-out yoga mat lying around the house that isn't even mine, and isn't hardly ever used for anything resembling yoga. The last thing it was used for was protecting my carpet from the guitar rack that I built so that it wouldn't leave red paint marks when I was painting it. But if you want to do yoga, any mat is a mat.

And that's how I find myself here, now.

It was a reasonably leisurely class. And I do like this teacher, although I question her judgment in doing an a capella rendition of "Hallelujah" at the end of class. It's brave... I'll give her that much.

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