Last night was 6pm with the lovely Lacey. The class was pretty packed. The studio is of course doing a 60 day challenge to kick off the new year. I looked at the challenge poster with longing when I walked by it. I would like nothing better than to run up and put my name up there and say "yes! yes I will do a challenge!!" I won't do that to myself right now. I'm just trying to get back to a balance of going 4 to 5 times a week and do not feel like "failing" another challenge and getting frustrated with myself.
The classroom felt pretty hot and I was next to a couple of yogi friends. As things got rolling I tried very hard to just focus on my breath. I felt every little ache and pain of my under worked body and felt the lack of strength and endurance. Patiently I endured the standing series, giving myself permission to take a knee for a few quick seconds when I finally could not take anymore. The end result was sitting out one set of triangle. We hit the floor and suddenly things got......fun! Lacey was correcting Eddie (who was next to me) on getting his heels together in savasana. It got to the point where we were laughing with Eddie because he kept forgetting each time. Finally I nudged him and said "heels together!" before Lacey did. In the spine strengthening series we were really goofing off. Grabbing each other in full locust, blowing on each other's shoulders during the tummy down savasana's and just really having fun. It was really hot and the fun just ended up giving us the energy we needed to get through. At the end of the class I lay in savasana with a huge grin on my face. It doesn't matter how long I stay away, it's always the same when I come back. I'm always welcomed with smiles and open arms and I'm always back home, among my people.