I had a terrible practice today - and loved every minute of it!
I was stiffer than usual, but I was able to really work my flexibility with my breath and feel it working, and the softening effects of my exhale bringing me closer to where I normally am (which still isn't very flexible).
I was distracted, but each time I found my breath and my center, I used it as long as I could before it floated away in a rush of thoughts about my day.
I didn't have very good balance. I tipped over twice in tree pose (which is normally solid as, well, a tree for me). But each time I laughed silently at myself. Once, my teacher caught my eye and noticed my inward giggle and winked at me with a grin.
I didn't have much strength today; my boat was shaky, my warrior wasn't pretty, I couldn't even setup for headstand.... but I did my best, and worked hard for where I was today.
It was a pretty off day - but I was on my mat, sweating, stretching, breathing, and learning. I'm happy I was there, happy I'm not upset about it, and happy that I'm back on this road of yoga!! You know, there is something to be said about being a beginner for the second time!
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