I went to class last week – both Friday AND Saturday, and I went again today (Thursday). Slowly trying to increase my weekly numbers. It’s been hard. I’ve been doing some extra pet-sitting over the holidays and I’ve been run pretty ragged.
Anyway, about Saturday’s class. G was teaching again and right before we went into the room (I tend to shoot the breeze with her before class) she said “Hey, do me a favor… don’t lie down in class tonight. If you need to stand out a pose, fine, but don’t lie down. You can do it.”
Yeah, I still lie down during class even after a year of going. It’s rare that I make it through triangle and still have the energy to keep going. I’m not proud.
I had a little freak out, but agreed.
It was so hard. I’ve never wanted the comfort of my mat so badly. I mean, it was right there. I wanted to collapse down more than ever. My lower back has been screaming at me lately and rocking the corpse pose is the only time it will release. I didn’t have that luxury this time. I stuck to it and didn’t lie down. By the time Standing Separate-Leg Head-to-Knee came around… I started crying. But I cried on my feet!
In class tonight I stayed standing again, but this time it was for me. I stood out a couple sets over the course of the standing series, but it’s progress. I’m exhausted but I’m feeling good.