I woke up this morning feeling heavy all around. I have gained quite a bit of weight, despite a regular Bikram practice. What happens is that I eat a lot after class, as I do not eat before class. But I think the main culprit is that I have not lost my love of rice, that carbilicious vehicle with which to transport my Filipino favourites like adobo, pork giniling, callos, etc. So I thought I'd curb that heavy eating after class by having fruit a good two hours before class, as well as a glass of water. The latter as an insurance for my (still) no-water-during-class regimen.
We had Mr. Suggestion at the helm today. Nope, I didn't cringe when I saw his truck parked in the studio lot. I welcomed the anticipated great workout that he always serves his students. But boy, what a Speedy Gonzales of a Pranayama Breathing we had! I had a great one today, and almost always, how I do at Pranayama will dictate how my practice will pan out.
Most of the time, it's a seesaw "battle" between the Standing and the Floor. It's either one or the other. I start strong, then I finish weak. I start weak, then I finish strong. But today, I was strong from start to finish. Despite the heavy feeling that I woke up with this morning. I stuck it out the whole time for Mr. S's famous second (extended) set of the Camel Pose. Great advice on focusing on the breath while in the posture, and just allowing yourself to push beyond your edge a little bit.
And for the cherry on top, the Vancouver Canucks took the first game of the Stanley Cup finals. GO CANUCKS GO!!!
Good night, Mommy. I love you. And wasn't that a great game?