Day 49 – Get Me Outta Here

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

I almost left class today because I was not feeling top notch.  I went to bed at midnight and got up at 6am, needless to say I was not refreshed and ready for yoga.  Then Bill and I got to the studio about 6:17 and class begins at 6:20, lovely.  Also there was a fair amount of people there this morning.  I think there were 13 or so, which seemed like a lot compared to my dinky morning classes.

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose 2/22/10

Today’s posture is Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose. Oh, how I want to love you again, Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose.  But I don’t.  Ever since I pulled my hamstring, Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose is not my friend.  I can barely grab under my feet anymore, but in the afternoon classes, I am able to do so.   I think it is just the morning classes that make this posture more difficult for me.

Today’s instructor was Conk.  I remember the first time he told me his name, I thought it was a joke.  Because in my head, I pictured Conch and eating Ceviche on a fishing boat in the Carribean. 

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose 1-8-10

But no, it’s Conk, from Conklin, for those of you that are as surprised as I was.  Conk is my favorite instructor, probably because of his final savasana.  He has an excellent one, that I think comes from Bikram himself.  He basically moves from your toes to the top of your head, repeating each body part three ties.  So he says, “Relax your feet, relax your feet, relax your feet.  Relax your toes, relax your toes, relax your toes…” you get the point.  At the end he says, “Relax your mind, relax your mind, relax your mind.”  As Bill said, “I thought it was a sort of cheesy savasana at first, but by the time he said, “Relax your mind, relax your mind, relax your mind.” I actually relaxed my mind! 

Bill and I are headed to Arkansas, so I will be MIA for awhile.  Hope you guys have a good couple of days.  I will return on the 22nd of March.

Namaste.

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