Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Naps are Important

So, when you're working 40 hours a week, spending 17 hours a week in yoga teacher training, and then practicing at home as well, while trying to cook as much as possible and not eat out... grabbing a nap when you can is important!

Today, after getting home from work, I did just that. Paul wasn't home yet, the house was quiet, and I was wiped. So I climbed in bed and fell sound asleep. I woke up refreshed, and ready to take on the rest of my to do list for the day, which included practice.

I don't want to lose the arm strength I've been building, while we focus on standing poses in class, so I spent a lot of time flowing, getting in as many chutarungas as I could. It felt good to use a different set of muscles after several days of really focusing on the root of the standing poses. I'm sure that when we get to chutarunga in class, and I have to hover for what will probably seem like forever, I'll be wishing for the days of standing poses. But when that day comes, I want to still have at least the arm strength I've got now - no less, and hopefully more. Without it, I don't know if I'd survive!


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