Friday, April 3, 2009
Day 68: It's all about form
Today was 1pm with Oksana, in the small room. I love the small room and hardly ever get to practice in there! I took a half day vacation today because I have to work Saturday and Sunday this week on top of my normal Mon-Fri gig. I am going to a conference for work Tues-Thurs and Sat-Mon is a pre-conference class. Ugh. I'll be up and at em early in the morning and going to yoga after class/conf just like work. It's going to be grueling. I took the half day today to get a pedicure and maintain my sanity. Oksana's class was fantastic. I was totally focused and really listened to her. I was working hard on form because Oksana always inserts gems into the standard dialog. I rocked out second set of standing bow pulling pose, second side and got a "beautiful Michelle, good work" from Oksana. I stayed in the whole time, had my shoulder to my chin, was kicking up, foot behind my head, perfect alignment, kicking and stretching equal 50/50 just like the dialog says. I even got my weight balanced on the standing leg between the toe and heel equal. It felt like a glorious, wonderful, strong bow! Then in spine strengthening series I rocked out full locust. My back is getting so strong! I was really up there lifting and lifting and went further than I ever had before, and thought to myself, ok, you are here, now don't forget to breathe! It was awesome. What a great class! My declining mental state is gone and I am totally excited about hitting day 70 and then I only have 30 more to go to hit 100. And how easy is a 30 day challenge? No worries, I can do it!