Sunday, November 8, 2009

Conservation of Energy

94 classes in 90 days!

After last Sunday's nightmarish class, I was determined to make this week's Sunday class better. Right at the beginning of class, I could tell it was going to be a rough one. The room was absolutely stuffed with people wall to wall. It's the biggest number of people I've seen at this studio thus far. This is great for energy, but it definitely increases the humidity when there are tons of people. I was dripping with sweat right from the beginning.

So early on, I decided to conserve my energy a bit. Through most of the standing series, I did the postures to about 80% of my capability. Proper set up and form, but not going as deep as I usually do. I wasn't thrilled to do it as I love to push myself really hard, but I figured it would enable me to make it through the whole class. It was already hot, and I knew it was just going to get worse as the class went on.

The class was filled with veteran yogis, including a bunch of teachers and some people that competed last month. A lot of those guys were taking postures off and you could tell the heat was affecting them. Anyways, my strategy worked great. I got through the class with minimal trouble. My postures certainly weren't my best, but I know that if I do the correct form, I'm still getting benefits.

Looking forward to Monday, so I can get back to my "normal" practice! :)


1 comment:

  1. Been there! I'm looking forward to class tonight too after feeling so tired yesterday. Monday classes rock. For some reason there's always great energy from everyone. Mimi teaches tonight and is just fantastic. Have a good practice! Traci