Two nights ago, I considered doing a double then chickened out last second. Last night, I mustered up enough confidence to walk in and tell Carrie that I’m ready to do a back-to-back double (I guess technically I’ve done a double before, just not one class directly after the other).
While this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, I’m really glad I did it. First class was with Tandy, who I’ve never had before… I know she must be really popular because she’s been teaching for many years and the class was so full that they had to ask people to line up their mats in 5 rows. I liked her dialogue because she was very specific about alignment and it reminded me to think about that more.
Between classes, I gulped down a Zico to reenergize and got a fresh new towel. I’ll need to remember next time to bring an extra set of clothes, it’s not fun to start practice when you’re already soaked in your own sweat. The second class was led by Francisco, and I couldn’t imagine having that second class with anyone else! Less people, but his energy was amazing as usual. I was flying through each pose with ease since my body was so warmed up (the ladies next to me must’ve thought I was out of shape because I was sweating like crazy after pranayama breathing!). But, of course, I ended up pushing too hard, and by the end of camel pose… I felt so incredibly spent. To a point where I had to sit out a set of rabbit pose. The room was spinning and my mind was panicking because I was almost out of water and we still had about 20 minutes left to go.
Francisco’s encouraging words kept me going though.
Don’t freak out. Just chill…
We are more than this body. We are more than this mind. If you’re attached to your body and you think that’s all you have, you are mistaken.
Let me say, water tasted extra good after class, and my half hour shower felt amazing too! I will definitely be doing this again but only when I plan ahead of time and eat/drink properly the 24 hours before.
*sigh of relief*
ONE MORE WEEK!