Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 37: Summerlin is not killing me, it's making me stronger

Today was 1:30 with Yuko at the old studio. Coming off of a few hot hot humid classes at Summerlin, including a double that almost killed me second class I was not sure what to expect today. What I received in that room was an amazing gift. It was the kind of class that makes you say "this is why I practice!" The room was not very hot. The humidity was ok, but the heat low. So Yuko encouraged us to work harder. Right off the bat I felt strong, solid, graceful, lithe. I'm quite sure I looked the same as I always do in the postures, but the way I felt was a whole nother matter. I felt amazing. Energy flowed through my body. My breath was quiet, easy, even. I was able to hold the postures even when others where coming out. Yuko tends to start correcting somebody and keeps us in there while correcting, then continues with the dialog, holding us in for quite awhile. Normally I would come out in irritation. Not today. Today I just breathed. I stayed put. I waited. I saw others coming out in my peripheral vision. I held it for another two seconds after she said change just because I wasn't in a rush. I was totally present, totally calm and the strongest I've felt the entire challenge.
What a nice unexpected gift! When the class was over, I knelt in final breathing, eyes sparkling, a slight smile threatening to come out, thinking, "Ok, what's next today!!"
Now I get to go pick up my daughter and we are going to bring my mom her birthday present. That's what's next! Happy weekend everybody!

7 comments:

  1. Hooray! I LOVE those days! They make feel like I can do anything in the world!

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  2. It sounds like such a great session! Its funny how you can decide what type of class you're having by how you're breathing :)

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  3. It is a great unexpected gift and your right these days make you say to yourself This is exactly why I love this yoga! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your day:)

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  4. awesome!!! love those "gifts":)

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  5. Loving all the positive energy!

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  6. Those kinds of classes are the best. It's so incredible how when you truly focus on your breath, in the moment, you feel absolutely incredible, strong, bulletproof.

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