Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Daily Dose of Gratitude #38

1. Another awesome yoga class this morning. I almost did a headstand all on my own. I got up, but could only hold it for about half a second. But still, getting closer.

2. Learning how to fall properly when I fail at headstands in yoga, so that I don't end up with a repeat of the badly bruised knee I got yesterday (seriously, my whole kneecap? Bright purple. Actually it's kind of cool :-)

3. Playing hooky from the laundromat because of the rain and spending that time sewing myself a new yoga bag, instead. (Of course, this means that I STILL have no clean laundry. It's a good thing I own a lot of pairs of underwear!)

4. Craving veggies and making myself a huge rice bowl full of veggie goodness for dinner.

5. A phone call from home.

2 comments:

Camels & Chocolate said...

I take Bikram, so we don't do headstands. But I would LOVE a class where I do, as that's one of the few things in yoga I'm actually good at! You're looking at the reigning middle school headstand (11 minutes) champ right here! (I know, you didn't know that even existed, huh?)

ChrisC said...

These yoga classes I've been going to are awesome - really challenging, with lots of poses I've never even tried in other classes. They're labeled as "power yoga," and they're definitely more about building strength and balance than flexibility.

Bikram is where the studio is really hot, right? I think I might just die if I tried that -- I sweat enough in a studio at regular temperature.

So, what's the trick to holding a headstand for 11 minutes, miss headstand champ?