In January this year, just 8 short months ago I said the words here, “Maybe Vinyasa just isn’t for me.” So that is really funny. Because if you don’t know, I have spent a month doing two classes, mostly Fusion but I also took a Power class and I have come to realize that Vinyasa is one of the easier classes. My chest is strong now and I can do most of the flow, but my core is so much stronger it doesn’t make a difference. My core, chest, legs, back, arms – everything, is so much stronger than it was before.
I can’t recognize the yoga person I have become. I still feel so new but the strength I am gaining in such a short time is crazy.
The other big difference is when you go as often as I do, you really miss it on the days you don’t go. Even two days in a row makes that third day without yoga seem like it is missing something.
I couldn’t stop now if I wanted to, I love the way I feel and love the person yoga is changing me into. Thank you to Jessie today for guiding my Vinyasa class. When you are new, you hear a lot about Jessie. The thing I heard the most that stuck with me was the word “gentle.” It perfectly describes her classes and her attitude. She exudes gentleness. From Vinyasa feeling difficult to a gentle and relaxing class today, it didn’t feel like work, it felt like a relaxing end to a hard week of classes.
Fusion is like a kick in the pants. I always feel the most exhausted after Fusion. Doing Fusion this last month has made me strong, I can feel the difference in my poses and in my body. Fusion is where the yoga body comes from, I am convinced.
Power this week was the scariest class to take. I was really thinking I would never take the class without feeling real bad about that prospect. Then Tandi just had to make a challenge this week and I agreed without thinking about it. I had nothing better to do so I went to Power. YIKES, but I loved it! My shoulders burned, my stomach ached but I pushed through and felt awesome. That exhilaration of going to that next level. Standing side by side with my teachers, seeing the poses I can still strive for some day and the humbleness of knowing how far I have come and at the same time how far I still have to go. I can’t describe the empowerment of doing things you thought impossible of yourself. It’s a boost to your life in every way. I needed that Power class more than anyone knew that day and I can’t wait for the next one!
One of the best things I heard this month was from a friend, Cherisa, who said, “You know you’ve put the hours in!” You know what? I have put hours in, and it shows. 🙂 Pushing on.