Went to 5pm yoga today and it was Frank teaching. Yippee!! He is one of my favorites. You'll hear me say that about alot of different teachers actually, because I love the teachers at our studio. Because of the number of classes we have (6am to 11pm there is a class every hour on the hour- we have two yoga rooms), we have a ton of teachers and they are truly all wonderful in their own way.
I had an ok class, my foot decided to cramp up in triangle. I fell out of 1st set left side because of it, sat down, rubbed the cramp out and jumped up for second set. I realized something today. Third part of awkward I was going down too far, kind of letting my butt "settle" almost down to my heels. Today I tried to really squeeze those knees, keep them forward, and be raised up slightly, just enough so that i'm really using my thighs. Ouch! I think I discovered something good...I'll verify with a teacher before I proceed any further, but I really do think I was sinking into it too much. Any yogis reading this, feel free to comment.
I've written a little about things I would like to accomplish during this challenge: getting closer to the wrap in eagle, kicking my leg out now and then in standing head to knee and losing a few pounds. I'd like to add two more to that: not using my trusty washcloth and having one water free class. The washcloth is evil. Here is what I have used it for: I drape it over my chins for the last part of wind removing pose when you have both legs up, because i was having trouble getting my arms to stay wrapped around with all of that slippery sweat. I also use it in spine twisting posture at the end, I drape it over the knee on the bent leg. Yesterday and today I decided to stop using it for both of those things. Well, needless to say, I am having a hell of a time in wind removing with those slippery legs now! I'm ok with the one leg at a time part, I've developed one hell of a grip. I suppose the strength in the arms to keep myself in the third part will come as well. The spine twisting wasn't an issue, I guess I didn't really need the washcloth for that after all.
Tomorrow is a double. I am going at 10am and again at 5pm. This is the make up for my half-of-a-class fiasco on day 2. I'm actually looking forward to it, as I've only ever done two yoga classes in one day just one other time. It will be fun!