It was a stunning day yesterday. Gorgeous weather. It inspired me to walk to work wearing shorts in December. When I was a bit younger, I would wear shorts year round. I figured I worked indoors and would go from my heated car to a heated restaurant that tended to be hot. I was fine running around the restaurant in shorts.
I updated my blog in the morning and headed to a yoga class. I like seeing what is out there and so, sometimes, I go to other studios and experience a class. There is a donation based studio that I have frequented in the past. They have multiple locations around the metro area which is nice and I can walk to the Capital Hill location. It said it was a level 2 class and so I was expecting a fast moving sequence with some inversions. I arrived about thirteen minutes early and chose my spot. At this point, there was still ample space around the room. I was setting up my mat when this woman creeped along the wall towards me and my mat. I actually thought she was going to step on my mat which is cringe worthy in my book. I do not like when people step on my space or invade it in any way shape or form. She managed to not walk on my mat but she weirded me out. I should have moved my mat, elsewhere, since there was space and time to do just that. Instead I remained in the space I had created.
The woman unrolled her mat and set up shop next to me. The class continued to fill up and it was a full room. The instructor began speaking and I knew that it would be a more intention setting class. It would not be quick moving or intense. And, I was right. The music was terrible, too. We started in child's pose and then erupted to cat/cow and an odd calf stretch. I might borrow that actually. It helped to apply pressure to my calves and relieve some of the tension of the plantar fasciitis I have been battling the last few months. Continuing on we did a toe stretch. This took about 18 minutes. For me, I prefer to be building heat by doing sun A and sun B's and almost to sun C twenty minutes in to a class. She was a mindful teacher but I could tell her practice was more book based than actually doing yoga, experiencing it for herself. The class was mislabeled and I will not make that mistake again of attending her class. I was bored and uninspired.
Back to the lady next to me...while in one of the sequences, I looked over and saw her butt crack. I was so grossed out that she wasn't wearing panties. I was surprised to. Clearly she had rolled out of bed and skulked into this class to clear her energy. I wanted no part of it, lol.
I do love the weather. It's amazing. I am off to work and maybe a yoga class tonight. I can go to the other donation based studio and attend a class that I know is higher intensity. The instructor is a friend and someone that I attend classes from often at my home studio. Or, I could take a day for me and rest. I think I need that!
There is more reflection of travel and food. I merely mentioned Chicago and Santa Fe but didn't expand on the experiences. Or Los Angeles. Also a lovely foodie inspired trip. I am so thankful for this year. Spreading light and positivity and kindness.....