Flow and Sweat…

Yes indeed, that’s what I did at yesterday’s class. It was only 107 degrees outside. Of course we were inside, probalby in 72 degrees, but before class was over I felt like it was 80 degrees! We were moving nonstop and my body was pumping out sweat to match.

It was so a great Vinyasa Flow class. I really needed that movement. My body says thank you!

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Community of Yoga

I love my yoga friends! It is so amazing that just going to the studio has helped me develop a whole new set of friends. A group of like minded people from all different backgrounds with different professions and family situations.

Yes, we all love yoga and our studio. But we also are developing a great love for each other. The kind of friendship where we can count on each other. Not just to chat with, but to help out in a difficult situation. No matter how difficult.

Community Class

I came to support the teacher trainees, but they weren’t teaching today. I didn’t know that till the end of class. I kept thinking, she seems very comfortable up there with such a large class of people at different levels.

It’s kind of fun to see complete novices come into the studio. Today I helped with props and chatted. I very much feel like an ambassador for my studio. I’ve been going there so long, I know a lot about the place. That’s why I hope I can get a class there and stick with the familiar. Keeps my stress levels down!

Feeling Those Planks!

Yesterday was a wonderful Vinyasa Flow class! It really was nice to move through the poses.

But today my chest is a little sore, only a little. Plank sore.

That means I need to do them more often. Be Plank Strong.

There’s a T-shirt slogan!

Class Observations

I’m going to be sitting in and observing classes later this week. So I put on my yoga clothes, but I sit on a bolster in the corner and watch people and take notes and probably wish I was on my mat instead! But it is a wonderful opportunity for me to experience class in a very different way.

I do notice some things while I’m taking class. Part of our teacher training program requires that we make notes during the week about what we noticed in classes we attended. Sometimes it’s hard to remember when I get home what was so interesting or sometimes I just totally forget.

So this will be another wonderful opportunity to learn and grown as a yogi and a future teacher.

Hatha I

I love me a Hatha class. I feel stronger and more disciplined when I’m finished, especially when Beth teachers. She guides us with such purpose and intent that we can’t help but feel succesful. She makes me want to work harder and I do. She expects it. But it is still within the yoga framework of do what feels good, not what hurts.

My body has been tired, but I want to work back up to Beth’s Hatha II class. I ┬ácan do it, I know I can.