I set a goal of forty consecutive days of Bikram/Baptiste yoga. I started last night. It was my first hot yoga class in almost a year and it kicked my ass. I slept twelve hours, (well, with breastfeeding every 3ish hours). I was really nervous while walking to the studio that my head scarf might fall off during ustrasana or any inversion, (head-upside-down poses)… unnecessary anxiety that something might happen. The instructor started the class off with the reminder: ‘Be gentle with yourself. Try not to judge yourself. You are here to let go and allow yourself time to appreciate all that you are in this moment.’ And with that, in a room full of floor-to-ceiling mirrors, I managed to enjoy a ninety minute practice and not have a single thought about hair.
Be like water. Flow around the rocks in life. -Baron Baptiste