So today was the first day that I was supposed to meet the new girl for practice. As I realized late last night that we never really confirmed the date, I dragged my feet this morning and debated not going. But then I thought about how terrible I’d feel if she showed up and I wasn’t there to practice with her, so I went.
Alone in the studio, I practiced my primary series without disappointment. It’s my fault that she didn’t show, after all. I never responded to her email that said, “Let’s meet on Friday. How does that sound?” So I went in with no expectations, and I was able to finish my practice in just over an hour which left me plenty of time to change for work AND stop for a croissant on my way in. Can’t beat that.
Today I finally realized that I love savasana. Love. It. After seated poses, I lay in savasana for a little too long before going into backbends. And then after paschimottanasana, I spent even longer in savasana before going into shoulder stand. And then I almost fell asleep in my actual savasana at the end of finishing. One savasana per practice is just not enough for me some days.
I have this lovely little friend on my desktop at home and work. I love him. His kind eyes keep me calm and smiling.
(Ignore the pixelation, I had to resize him significantly for the blog.)
illustration by Neti