Wednesday 6:30 pm
Another amazing class with Sarah. I arrived only few minutes before the class started so I didn’t get a good spot. The instructor could clearly see me. That’s good. I was in the first row. I love this too. But I was by the windows and I could feel the air coming through :( I normally practice in the hottest spot in the room. The hotter the better. I’ll make it earlier next time.
Once again I was able to reach the floor with my forehead during Standing Separate Leg Stretching pose. I was celebrating my recent accomplishment in silence when the instructor suggested that I take a smaller stance and pull my heels harder to challenge myself because this seemed to easy for me. I laughed and lost balance. I made it look easy but it took me almost 5 months to get here. Ok, Spine needs to be straighter. That’s why. Baby steps.
Thursday 6:00 am
This is one of the best classes I’ve ever taken. It actually didn’t start that well as I noticed a sharp pain behind my left rib during Pada Hastasana (aka Japanese Ham Sandwich), kind of like a charley horse or the typical air bubble you get when you go running. This has happened to me once before during rabbit pose. “Oh here we go again”, I thought “this is going to be one of those classes”. But I was wrong. The pain never showed up again. As I moved onto the next poses I got more and more focused. I was breathing deeper and deeper, ALL done through the nose, mouth completely closed (as suggested by the instructors class after class). I felt calm and in peace in almost all poses and for the first time I didn’t feel like screaming “Oh yeahhh, we are done” during Spine Twisting pose. I was actually sad that the class was almost over. If they would have offered another class right after this one I would have taken the day off from work to do it.