Saturday, January 07, 2012
yoga | a good start
I am happy to report I am off to a good start this year in yoga practice. I like that the 1st this year was on a Sunday, because traditionally (and by traditionally I mean in Mysore, India), you begin your practice week on Sunday with a led class and end on a Friday with a led class. Monday through Thursday are mysore, or self-paced, classes.
I am also happy to report that I am starting the year feeling strong and injury free. I have been hesitant to post about yoga because every time I made progress and "boasted" on the blog last year, I seemed to hurt myself immediately after. But because it is such a big part of my life, I still want to talk about it, maybe just in general terms.
My schedule has allowed me to practice early in the morning before work, which I hope to continue this year. I used to think practicing before the sun came up was unimaginable, but now it really invigorates me for the day. They are called Sun Salutations for a reason! Part of the reason I wake up so early is to be a bit more warm before practicing.
The only practice I attend that is in the evening is on Friday, for a led class with my dear teacher and now friend, Erik. He and his wife Rachel, also my teacher and friend, are amazing people I am happy to know. Rachel is now back in India for 3 months and we miss her much! Joe and I have been going to Erik's class for years now and we enjoy it as much now, if not more, as we did when we started.
I am sad not to be returning to India this year, but happy for my time there. Namaste.