Monday, March 2, 2009
Day 36: Doing Yoga while tired
Today I went to the 5:30 class. Mark (english accent manager Mark) was supposed to teach. Sitting on the bench chatting up my yoga buddies, I suddenly got extremely relaxed, stretched my legs out, yawned and felt like laying down for a nap. The studio is like my home away from home and as soon as I got there and let the peace and tranquility of my familiar place seep into my core I realized I was exhausted. I stayed up too late last night and did not get enough sleep. Sometimes I still do ok on little sleep, but not today. It ran over me like a mac truck. Roberta ended up teaching because Mark was not feeling well. As soon as she walked in with her headset I went, "uh-oh, I'm in trouble". Roberta's tough! I tried my best, I really did but I was just not there with my A game. I was falling out of second part of awkward, eagle, standing head to knee, standing bow...just falling out falling out falling out. It was retarded how much I was falling out! I started to get really agitated with myself and then I just gave up and thought, oh well, sometimes doing my best might simply just be showing up! So I made it through the rest of the class by the skin of my teeth, but let the agitation slip away and actually enjoyed the struggle and felt good about making it to final breathing in one piece. A small victory. I'll take it....and I'll go to bed early tonight!