My last couple classes have been bad. I was having trouble motivating myself, I was getting so frustrated because my balance felt off, and I was just basically being grumpy and mean to myself. I knew I needed to get out of my own head, and I even tried talking to myself like I talk to my preschoolers. “Are you going to sit here and throw a fit?” I sternly said to myself, as I sat out a pose, “or are you going to get up and do your best and have fun with the rest of the class?” It didn’t work. I remained sullen. I just could not seem to lift myself out of my slump.

Today in class, Gary was teaching. His classes are always fun, but during eagle things got hilarious. He said something like ” there should be no gap between your caffles” or some weird mixture of calf and ankle. I had a total giggle fit. I almost had tears in my eyes because I was trying so hard not to burst out laughing. It was just a silly slip of the tongue, but it was exactly what I needed. I had a great class.

One of the things Katie, at Bikram Yoga Vancouver used to say was “it’s yoga practice not yoga perfect.” it was her way of getting us to let go of those fears or pressures or expectations we all create, and just go for it. Just have fun.

Exuberantly yours,

C