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Day 40 – Synchronicity

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Awkward Postures First Step

Awkward Postures First Step

Whenever I hear that word, Synchronicity, it makes me think of the song, Synchronicity, by The Police.  If you haven’t heard it, you can listen to bits of it on Amazon.com for free by clicking on the earlier link.

There was a lady next to me, and a little behind me in class who did not have synchronicity with the rest of the class, which is always difficult for me to handle.  I find it distracting and disrupting to the energy of the class.

Now, Bill, for example, didn’t have the best synchronicity his first class, but that happens because of not knowing the postures.  This lady was just hurrying through the class, though, she was not new.  But, Lisa to the rescue!  Lisa (today’s instructor) is good about getting the class into sync when they have gotten out of it.  I used to think that the sync-ness of the room didn’t matter, but have (obviously) since changed my opinion.

She went right up to the lady that I was bothered by and showed her the right way to come in and out of the postures and asked her to slow down a bit to stay with the class, which, as you can imagine, I was thrilled with and quite grateful for.

Awkward Postures Step 1 2/22/10

Awkward Postures Step 1 2/22/10

Another thing I like about Lisa is the fact that she is a hands on instructor.  I am sure I have said this before, but when you are doing Bikram yoga poses, sometimes I little helping hand is always welcomed to get you deeper into the postures.

Today’s photos are are the Awkward Postures – the first part of a three part series.  My knee is getting better in these and therefore I feel like I am advancing slightly.

In this profile shot, basically my butt should be parallel to the ground and my hands parallel to my knees – like I am holding a box.  I’ve got a long ways to go!

Awkward Pose 1-8-10

Awkward Pose 1-8-10

Lisa also adjusts the class slightly and throws in a few more poses that we don’t normally do.  Sometimes this annoys me, because when I go to a 90-minute class, like today, I am able to do postures twice and get into them deeper.  But when the instructor starts messing around with the postures, then that screws up what I wanted to do.  I am trying to get better about being flexible with the postures changing, but I am definitely someone that paces myself when I am doing the Bikram yoga postures, so I like know what is coming next.  I think I like that because of my sports enduced ashtma.  I had an ashtma attack on a soccer field in high school, and I’d prefer never to run into that problem again.  Namaste.