Sun, Wind & The Hunter’s Wife

I hadn’t done yoga outside besides a couple of poses in various fun places.  But today I got to do an amazing class at The Hunter’s Wife health bar.  It was so nice!  Not as hot but I certainly didn’t mind that.

There is something very focusing about feeling the wind cool your skin and the sun shine on your face.  I mostly closed my eyes and felt the sensations.  It was relaxing and at the same time energizing.  Even hearing the traffic didn’t bother me.  I have really been working on my focus during class.

After class, I got a berry Kombucha on tap.  It was refreshing and I will definitely get back for that again!  I still am waiting to try a Acai Bowl.  It is supposed to be really good and it looks amazing, things like berries and chocolate, banana’s and honey.

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Tandi (owner) taught our flow today and talked about eating whole foods and knowing where your food comes from.  If you are in the neighborhood of Valley Mall Parkway, behind 7-11, for sure check it out!  Besides the food, she was an amazing teacher.  If she just taught a class at a time that I am conscience….5am isn’t really a time I do.

As for my practice, I am doing two summer months of other than Hatha classes.  My goal is to expand and try new things but in reality, I am struggling with knee pain from surgery to repair what I call a pot hole in my femur.  It just seems like every little thing hurts it.  And I’m in pain most of the day.  My limp continues to worsen.  But I love yoga so much so I press on.  I live to balance another day.

I have found my flexibility, I impress myself every time I go how far I can push my body.  However, balance is still an issue – both knees giving me intense pain.  (which today, without meaning to, put me on the only flat section which turned out to be the FRONT ROW.  Luckily, I was off to the side so I think I dodged the photos.  Focus is one thing that I have seen improvement.  If I could connect the focus to the balancing poses, I would sure progress.  Next time, focus and balance, focus and balance.

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amykreick

BRCA 2+, Post Bilateral Mastectomy, Post Surgical Menopause, Previvor, Dedicated Yoga Student, Previvor Advocate

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