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Day 7 I (heart) yoga!

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Rosebud, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Rosebud

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    Today is Self Care Day. I already have a Yoga Nidra class planned and I decide to indulge myself and attend another class. This class is a Kundalini class, and I just never know what to expect. Will it be mostly meditative, or will it be an exhausting class? Frankly, I'm hoping for some good action. I wonder how I will experience this class, now that I'm confident that my back is basically OK. And then I'll relax during Yoga Nidra. Do you know that expression, about best laid plans? Sometimes, that's exactly what happens.

    The yoga class is pretty intense, the highlight being fire breath while planking. Oof. I can't finish the exercise properly, neither fire breath nor planking are my specialty, and that's putting it mildly. So I sink to my knees after a while, but I keep on fire breathing. Fortunately, I've long accepted that my body can't do what you see on Instagram. In fact, I take great pleasure in the fact that someone might see me suffer, and think, hey, if that chubby chick can give it a try, so can I. Or even, OMG, at least I'm not as bad as she is. I've been doing this since I started yoga last year. The important thing is not to win, but to take part. You can't even compete in yoga, and boy, does that make me happy!

    Now, to be honest, I never feel a lot of pain during yoga. I mostly fear pain, and that can make me overly prudent. Today, I don't let the fear get to me. I carefully monitor what happens in my body, and I adapt what I'm doing when needed. And it feels SO GOOD.

    So, the Yoga Nidra? Yeah, I fell asleep. Oops. I must have needed a nap!

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