A soft landing on the mat

First class of yoga in weeks!

At Thrive Yoga, a hot vinyasa flow 2/3 with Susan Bowen, it was good to get back into the swing of things. Strength, stamina and balance are nowhere near what they should be.  Because my job hours have made me cut back and eventually out my time in yoga class and gym, that’s not surprising, but my daily practice and once-a-week therapy sessions have maintained my flexibility and range of movement. Of more concern, I had a couple of bouts of vertigo when coming up from a long, standing forward fold, a rush of blood to my head that made me do a double-take, and slip down into child’s pose until I had recovered.

Susan Bowen has been sick over the past two weeks so she took it easy on the class, less heat and less pace, so that her voice would hold up the whole class. I might have gotten off lightly, but it was a soft landing on the mat. I’m giving myself until the end of the year to improve conditioning and strength gradually so that I don’t overextend myself.