Good things have been happening. I did rush after work to Tuesday’s class and made it to the smelly one (and good lord it was humid in there). Though I wasn’t able to make it after work any other day this week, I *did* get up and go today instead of staying under the covers and catching up on sleep (slash wallowing) like I *have* been. So yay! And I have plans to hit tomorrow’s 2pm (with a teacher I don’t know), and again Monday’s 5:30pm.
And I have a new set of coworkers who want to come with me. I made them promise to come two days back-to-back to help with the soreness. Scheduling won’t work out for a few weeks, but it’s in the works. Yay again!
I’ve also had some dizziness in class when we’re on the floor – usually starts when we go from front-facing floor pose to then laying on our backs for Savasana, and then back and forth. It’s scaring me. I know it’s probably just allergies (it’s been awful here, and I need to get on a regular schedule of meds for that to help), but it scared me on Tuesday so by Half Tortoise I just stopped doing floor poses. Today I was smarter and just motioned to the teacher that I was going to do belly-down Savasanas between poses to avoid too much inner-ear movement. It helped in a major way – no more dizziness. So I think I’m going to do that for a while until I get my allergies under control.
So Tuesday: Great things happened. I was able to reach my ankle for Standing Bow. God, I remember how that was so amazing to me when I first started out, because back then I was using a hand towel around my ankle. I still can’t “charge forward,” but I’m standing on a locked knee (balance back!), holding my other ankle, with my arm in the air. It was the best feeling in the world. I didn’t give a shit that all around me there were people in the full expression of the pose. I was pleased as punch to just be standing upright on one leg. VICTORY IS MINE!
Today: Same thing, but even better. I held Standing Head to Knee (with me basically just standing on one leg) for the entire time. Standing Bow was even better – I attempted to charge forward (bravery), then fell out, then just went back to holding my ankle. I even rocked some balancing stick! Also, for Full Locust, I could feel (for the first time, maybe ever) that only my hip bones were on the floor and I was looking at the ceiling.
I should get some pics taken.
Anyway, I’m having the best/shittiest practice ever and I’m feeling great about it. I got off that one medication that was messing me up, my balance is coming back, I’ve got an option for the allergy dizzies so I don’t vomit everywhere… Just sunshine and roses people.
My goal has been 4 classes per week, and I’m going to make that goal this week for sure. Basically I only have 4 yoga towels and 4 outfits and only one laundry day in my home with shared facilities. The laundromats around here are RIDICULOUSLY expensive.
Okay, my brain just stalled out. I felt it happen. I’mma go now. :-)