I missed Sunday and Monday, but came back today strong, happy, ready. I had a hot, sweaty, difficult practice with Frank prodding, pushing, encouraging us. The humidity was off the charts and I sweated, breathed, pushed, stretched, tried to get back in the saddle....back in love.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Day 135: Class 125~ Love and Yoga
Ah. 530 with Frank. "Mish, where have you been!" I just saw him Friday morning, we practiced together before I left for Redondo beach. But that is Frank. So warm, so genuine, so happy to see us "regulars". I looked around my studio, Christian, Josh, Mark, all standing around me, talking up a storm, filling in the hole left by Reggi's absence and just took a big big deep breath. Love. I love this. I love this place, these people, this yoga. It's the same everywhere. I went to yoga in Redondo beach and chatted up the teacher before class. This is my friend Leanna, she's never done this before, and I practice in Las Vegas. "Oh, which studio?". I tell her. "I know that owner, how long have you been practicing?". I tell her, two years. So Leanna and I set up our studio loaned mats, with the silly tiny studio towels (oh how I missed my "yoga gear" having flown and carried on a bag). She proceeds to nudge, encourage, correct, adjust me the entire standing series...calling me by name, encouraging my first time friend Leanna by name. It was awesome. The studio was hot, humid, I filled my little studio towel with sweat faster than you can say "Eagle" and left that place, spent, happy, fulfilled. Leanna commented on the "vibe" after class and said she might try it again. I got a text today from her that said "I'm going to yoga tonight! Where can I buy a mat?". That text made me soooo happy!