Day 2 of weekend 2 and I feel great. Today was a completely awesome day, even though I’m completely pooped right now. Speaking of… Did you know, when doing yoga postures and movements you should always go from right to left? I had no idea! But indeed, it does aid in eliminating wastes from the body. The ascending colon runs up the right side of the lower abdomen leading to the transverse colon running horizontal to the earth with the descending colon running down the left side. Didn’t mean to get all yuk just then, but don’t want you to get constipated while doing yoga!
As I stated above, today was awesome. It began with back-to-back power and mind/body classes. The instructor was amazing. She has this lovely balance of strength and ease as she directs us to move from one posture to the next. Add to that the way she says, “beautiful”, and you have an intoxicatingly rich yoga experience ~ both in the power class and the mind/body class. And I must say, I enjoy the back-to-back class experience. It feels a lot like riding waves or being in the ocean and feeling the current ~ beginning with centering, then riding the middle and enjoying whatever comes your way (sights, sounds, feelings, thoughts), then ending with shavasana. And there are always other waves within that have the same beginning, middle, and end but on a smaller scale. Just breathe, find movement, and go with the flow. Very fluid.
Afterwards we snacked then moved into our study of asanas, or postures. It’s wonderful to have that one-on-one time to learn the correct way to get into a pose. Even though I’ve been doing yoga for about 10 years now, I still have my questions about poses and if I’m doing them correctly. And honestly I hope to always be that way. I never want to get to the point of not being able to take direction, correction, or positive criticism. We can all learn from each other. Sometimes others can see things about yourself that you cannot. So I enjoyed the correcting of my alignment or placing of the foot or whatever. And the assisting…OH the assisting… It. Feels. Wonderful. To have someone assist in your stretching. To have their energy combined with your energy to reach your deepest expression. I’m having a hard time finding the words. Such love and care and compassion. So yummy. I know. To some I may sound coo coo for cocoa puffs, but I LOVE stretching. It’s my favorite part of any exercise routine. And to have someone help me get to a deeper stretch that I couldn’t get to on my own is just awesome. Accepting help is not always easy for me. My pride and ego tend to get in the way sometimes. Yet another reason to learn to embrace and let go.
My love to you. Namaste.