Remember when I was all “YAY, my feet haven’t cramped in FOREVER!”
I should have just kept my mouth shut, because last night they cramped the entire class.
BUT, I touched my forehead to the floor in Standing Separate Leg Stretching for the the first time in FOREVER. Definitely since this whole back incident started happening. It really gave me hope!
In other news, Mary Jarvis is coming to my studio on Friday. I don’t know if I want to sign up or not. I have concerns:
First, an issue of worth. I can’t even do all the poses yet. I can’t properly grab my foot in Standing Head to Knee (I use a towel to reach). I can’t reach both feet in Bow. I keep my knees apart in Half Tortoise to make room for my bell-bell. I can’t/don’t do Rabbit at ALL.
Next, I’m unwilling to come to class without water. I know all about her feelings on having water in the hot room, and how none of her teachers are allowed to drink, blah blah blah. I don’t like the idea that she tells her teachers (home-base and visiting) that they’re not allowed to have water in class. I know that we can go 90 minutes without it, but that’s not the point.
Lastly, I recently read a quote about her expectations that we stay in a pose until told otherwise.
I’m just worried that her teaching style is more of a power OVER instead of power WITH. So I am reluctant. I go to Bikram for the personal growth, not to push my physical limits – and maybe that puts me in the minority.
I’m torn, though, because this is an interesting opportunity. I know I’m supposed to want to go. This is something I should be excited for.