LOW: I finally got my first 90 minute class done and I not only did I make James do 4 consecutive Straight Leg Table Tops, I had also completely forgotten about the whole Pigeon series. I wanted to kick myself in the rear.
HIGH: Bonding time with Vicky, when I had paid her a visit in her room when she was not feeling so well. Ironically, her big hugs managed to remove heavy heart feelings and she also showed me photos from her doctor's visit of little Vicky inside her tummy. They were amazing! I wish I had gone to the hospital with her, to hold her hand and be a one woman cheering squad. To my dearest Vicky, know that I will not trade that hour with you for anything else in the world. I love you.
HIGH: Pool swimming session with Bree and Eve. I would not have wanted to spend my day off in any other way.
HIGH: Good news about my yoga studio and hearing from Ryan over a rather lengthy Facebook message.
LOW: Realizations that it is going to take another few weeks (or months even) until I can do standing bows, bows, camels, etc.
HIGH: I finally got a Colon Hyrdo Cleanse and the 24 liters of water that was purged out of me was LIBERATING. I feel like I have a new tummy altogether. Everyone should have a cleanse at least once every quarter.
7. I can probably come up with a hundred page essay of the random thoughts that have been flying in and out of my head the last few days. It makes morning meditation so difficult. One time, our teacher asked to try counting to 50 breaths, just to see how far we can go, focusing on our breathing. I think I only counted to 15, tops. Or fine, maybe just 12. So much brain clutter. This meditation business is not a piece of cake. But then again, I do not mind. I have a lifetime to learn.
*I also have to shift positions every so often to find a comfortable seat for my tailbone in between my butt cheeks because my tailbone is a little bit too long for my own good. Navasana kills me every single time.
8. The only time that I am actually not thinking too much is when I am on the mat, doing yoga. Morning classes are such precious times. I savor every single bit of the 90 minutes. Even more, when John is teaching. His voice is soothing and calming for the mind and heart.