19 July, 2014

Generating heat

Today was vinyasa home practice.

It wasn't even all that hot in the apartment here in St. Remy, but I managed to break a sweat nearly like I might in a hot yoga class. Okay, maybe not that much, but I did a reasonably intense practice over about 35 minutes, and had a lot of energy. It was a good day and I didn't mind doing the practice. In comparison to a few days ago, where I had a lull in energy where I was so tired I could barely move (that happened to be on a planned day off from yoga, fortunately), today I felt strong. I think the factor that made me feel so weak and tired the other day was too much exposure to heat and sun. I have been told (and taken the quiz) to suggest that I have a lot of "pitta" energy, which I guess explains the ill effects of overly hot yoga studios and all that. Anyway, I have recovered from that, and am feeling reasonably great.

Today was another of those resistance-free days. No inner conflicts, no struggles or challenges, no logistical snafus. It again is interesting to me how this aligns with a struggle-free practice. It is almost like there's a relationship there!

Anyway, I have to say I am quite pleased with the fact that I have used the yoga mat that I packed on this trip just about as much as I would typically use it had I not been traveling for the past month. Not that I am one to be patting myself on the back. But for this, I think a nice back-patting is in order.

Don't you?

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