Friday, July 30, 2010

The Endless Soreness

360 classes in 353 days.

It never ceases to amaze me how the body can and will continue to open up as you practice this yoga. I reached a bit of a stable point a month or two ago, where I was consistent in my postures and I felt very little soreness during or after class. I was starting to wonder when things were going to change again.

Sure enough, things started to change about a week ago. I've been spending more time after class working with teachers on postures in preparation for competing in October, and I can definitely feel it. The most noticeable thing is my right knee and other parts of my right leg. It's sore, very sore, but not painful. I've been through this enough times to know it's just more stuff opening up, not an injury or anything like that. But it's amazing how DEEP you can go in your body. It's like a bottomless pit!

One more thing, I'm doing my first advanced class on Sunday. I'm excited and scared, hope I'm alive to write a blog post about it:)



  1. I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to hear all about advanced....

  2. Yep, the body is just like layers of an onion--there's always a deeper level to explore. The soreness just means that new strength will follow!

    And AWESOME about the upcoming first advanced class - it's definitely a unique experience!

  3. Good luck with the advanced class! Hope you are having a great summer!