Hot Yoga, of course!! I haven’t been able to go in a week, so it was the perfect thing!
Two things happened to me at Hot Yoga today. (besides the fact that I sweated buckets!)
The first thing is something I experience each time I go to this particular studio for a hot yoga class. I truly appreciate the human body. I love being in that room, usually with not a soul I know, seeing so many different types of people and body types. There are tall folks, really short ones, lanky types, stocky bodies, muscular and voluptuous bodies. We are all in there together, sweating, working and practicing the same moves. Some folks are so amazing at what they can do with their bodies and how they can work their poses. Others may be beginners or others are like me, and definitely a work in progress. There is no comparison. There is just a room full of beings and sizes practicing for different reasons. In line with my Lent Project, I am so happy to say that I didn’t even think about comparing myself to others in the room. (even though the gal beside me was so incredibly fit!) Little pat on the back here.
The second thing was that I truly struggled today. I’m not sure what happened but it was SO hard for me today. In fact, if I’m honest, I really wanted to leave, but I would never dare leave that room! I felt like every move was a struggle. I kept thinking about the things I should be doing. Things for one son, things for my mom, things for another son, loads of laundry, phone calls I should make. The list just continued! I think it was because initially today I knew I couldn’t really get any of those things done, then when my day opened up completely unplanned, I felt like I should be doing everything. That’s why I like a plan. I need schedule. See what happens with no schedule? I can’t even appreciate the free time! Yoga is supposed to be for the mind, also. So, today I was a complete failure at shutting down my mind so that my body could move. Arrrghhh. That is definitely something else I need to put on my list to work on . . .
I have moved on though and tackled most of the things on the invisible list, made the calls, and worked on the never ending laundry. So, now I can plan the rest of the afternoon and make a schedule for tomorrow, and tomorrow is Friday (:
What do you do with a free day? Are you a planner or scheduler or like to be spontaneous? And how can I stop the wheels spinning in my silly head?