Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tripping and totally biting it while crossing the street is my yoga.

It's funny how even though I'm not on my mat for 90 minutes a day, I still feel busy, I still feel like I don't have enough time. Not sure what "enough" time would be but I guess that's another question for another day...
I had been off my mat for a full week when I finally went to class on Sunday. It was not a "good" class except in the sense that every class one attends is a good class because you're doing the 26 postures. I've been working through some mental stuff lately. I was definitely in a mood on Sunday and couldn't think of anything that would help me get out of my mental rut better than Bikram. It didn't totally deliver but I suppose it didn't hurt.
Right on the heels of my nasty mood on Sunday came some physical pain on Monday morning. I got off the bus at my normal bus stop. I have to cross a fairly large, but generally uncrowded road on my way to work. I often jaywalk. I know that isn't a good thing and trust me, I've now experienced karmic retribution for it. I started jaywalking and then was startled to hear a car come up behind me. The car was taking a right on red and I was totally safe... but when I turned back to look at the car, my messenger bag sort of shifted and my foot hit an uneven part in the pavement... and I took a tumble. Somehow managed to not rip any clothing, but scraped and bruised my left knee and elbow. I was super embarrassed and there were a couple of other pedestrians who saw me.
In spite of having wounded pride, I sort of had to laugh at the situation. Here I was - coming off of the crappiest mood I had been in for months and I had just totally bit it. It shook me up just enough to get me out of my bad mood. That's what the yoga does for me a lot of the time - provides something physical, something humbling, something ELSE to think about. I turned the corner as quickly as I could just to get away from the people who had seen me fall and I bought myself a latte. The scrape on my elbow was bleeding a bit and my knee was swelling a bit but I confirmed that I was mostly in one piece and I wasn't as upset at the whole situation (and myself) as I could have been.
I felt a little fragile the rest of Monday and decided to go to yoga to prevent myself from getting too stiff after my fall. Certain parts of the floor series were pretty painful on my bruised knee. I've put myself on the injured reserve list for the next couple of days in order to get back into tip top shape.
Hoping that the yoga (and life) has been going well for the rest of you!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hi yogis!

Thanks to those of you who have left me comments wondering if I'm ok. Yes, I'm fine! Just needed a break from yoga and yoga blogging. Apparently 54 classes in 60 days is officially TOO MUCH for me! You know how your teachers sometimes say stuff like you need to find the place between too much and not enough? Well, apparently I found out where too much is for me!
I've been practicing occasionally (once or twice a week), hanging out with friends, went to my first Crossfit class yesterday and I can barely walk or move today, joined eHarmony... so life soldiers on.
I appreciate all of your support during my Bikram 101 attempt! It's been long enough that I think it's time for a little post-morten. Where did it all go wrong?!? I really struggled with the time it took to practice. Due to the logistics of getting to the studio by car or bus, the crowds at my studio during the first few months of the year, etc. a 90 minute class was more like 2.5 hours when it's all said and done. I don't think I was eating well enough - I have a Liz Lemon-esque love of junk food - and I think I had an electrolyte imbalance the last week or two that I was practicing. I just started for feel really run down and also like I had no time to do anything but work, laundry and yoga. That being said, I still LOVE the yoga and wish I had been able to see it through.
Expect to see me back here on a regular basis talking about life and yoga...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Seem to have lost forward momentum...

Have spent the last two days off my mat. That's the longest I've gone without yoga in 2010... but I can't say that it's been bad. I think my electrolytes were off for the past week or two so it's been nice to recover a bit. Also it's been fun to be out and about and be more social. But I'm planning to practice tonight. Need to find the place between too much and not enough...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Did I skip yoga for this?

Long ago, there was a country album called "Did I Shave My Legs for This?" That's pretty much how I felt about my date last night except substitute "skip yoga" for "shave my legs." Now maybe I should take some of the blame. Did I actually tell my friend specifically that I want to date a straight guy? Maybe I wasn't that specific... but yeah, think the dude is gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that - I just don't want to date a gay guy.
So yeah, skipped yoga for that.
#regret :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

no yoga this morning

One of my college friends called me last night at 10pm and we ended up talking until 11pm. I have a blind date after work. Ergo, no Bikram today.



But in other news, it was so good to talk to my friend and we're going to go out for drinks on Thursday night.