Today marks the tenth consecutive day of yoga. Mostly flow classes and one more traditional bikram style. Due to scheduling that was my best option. And, I like the instructor of the bikram style class. She has a great music selection and from the classes of hers I've taken, she always gives a story to accompany the class. Fulfilling the spiritual side of the practice that I enjoy.
Over the last ten days, I have noticed how much water I am drinking. Nonstop water or gatorade. It is necessary, though, as I have felt dehydrated/dizzy on a few occasions. Last Thursday, at work, I experienced a little unease while trying to bartend. My counterpart took a break before I clocked out and I forced myself to drink club soda with salt. I could tell that my electrolytes were depleted. I didn't want to do a repeat performance of the face plant....especially, at work.
Yesterday, I had a definite headache during the class which extended into my evening. It's odd. I cannot consume enough to sustain the constant yoga cleansing factor. Maybe I am deficient in potassium or magnesium? It has been suggested to me in the past.
I can see the benefits of the 30 day challenge. I wake up, alert, and excited to go practice yoga. My skin is nourished. I almost did the handstand yesterday and the dolphin pose is improving, too. As I start to fall, I land in a way that is natural and not a thud. I guess, I realize that I don't collapse/crash when attempting inversion poses. I am building confidence in the practice and it feels fantastic. My only concern, now, is what do I do when the challenge is over? Should I purchase a 6 month unlimited package? Check out a new studio and see what they have to offer? Consider teacher training? What is it that I truly wish to gain from yoga?
I am discovering styles that I like. Transitions during classes that make sense and I envision myself incorporating into a class that I would like to teach. If I do want to eventually become a yoga instructor.
I cannot wait to complete day #10. Enjoy your Wednesday and however you benefit from today~