Saturday, January 15, 2011
Today was momentous. My girlfriend, Ash, came with me for her first class! I've been urging her to join me for a class for a while now, but she had a good excuse for the last month. So, this morning we got up and ate and started drinking water. We packed our bag of stuff and rode our bikes to BYA. I had a great class overall. I had some dizziness and a few poses that I felt pain from or I just couldn't stay in. Ash did a fantastic job and said she was super energized from it. Well, after she got her breath back and stopped shaking... At the beginning of class, I had an interesting thought: don't compare yourself to anyone around you or to how you did in a previous class. It seems simple but I often find myself not accepting my best effort in the moment and wanting to push myself harder. Moment to moment my 100% effort varies vastly. Each pose is difficult in different ways and I can't expect perfection just perfect effort. This was the first class that I didn't drink water. I think I didn't crave it as much because I was able to down a whole glass before class, which I usually can't do. I try to keep my water to a minimum and take only little sips at a time. The couple of times I thought to take a drink it was only because those were the pauses that I usually do. I didn't really feel like I needed it, so I didn't drink. I have more energy today than I normally do after class. I'm making a guess here, but it might have to do with wasting less energy on fidgeting and water drinking. Don't get me wrong, I could totally take a nap right now!