Toil and Trouble

Today was a rough class.  My right shoulder was on fire almost the whole class and my spine might as well have been made of stone.  I didn't really have trouble getting through, but it was just hard.  The funny thing was, as hard as it was, all I could do was laugh.  I laughed at my burning shoulder, my wobbly balancing postures, my very shallow back bends.  Toil, toil, toil.  But laughing about it, so it was really fine.

The trouble came towards the end of class.  I made an impulsive class decision.  I had been going to go to a later class, but then I got my early chores done faster than I thought, so I decided to go to the 11:30 class.  It didn't occur to me until about minute 75 that I hadn't eaten anything and the only water I'd had was what I'd drunk in class.  I only realized it at all because the tingling in my right arm at that moment became a little scary.

Rabbit gave me a huge cramp across my ribcage and sensation rapidly evacuated my face.  I lay down for a minute and, again, had to laugh.  What kind of dumbass goes to yoga without having had at least a glass of water?  Me.  I recovered enough to finish class without incident and got myself a coconut water to fix the tingly-crampiness.

When I got home, Matt made me a sandwich and some ginger tea and laughed at me - and with me.


hannahjustbreathe said...

I had a similar experience in my class last night. I ate a really early lunch that also happened to be a very light lunch (following a very light breakfast) and about 20 minutes into my 6 p.m. class, I realized I hadn't eaten in nearly 7 hours and how little I'd eaten the entire day. I realized this because my body was shaking like crazy and my toes kept going numb.

I *know* that I'm okay even when this kind of stuff happens. But, still. I was *this* close to flagging down the teacher and begging her to run downstairs and get me a coconut water.

Ah well. We will live to tell the tale, right? :)

Dorothy said...

Yes, the knowledge that we can always finish is nice. Too bad the knowledge isn't always enough. Still, we beat on. Sorry, I don't know how Scott Fitzgerald just pushed his way into my brain... It must be all the yoga? ^____^

bikramyogachick said...

Dorothy~ I just got a text from a trainee last night. Rajasharee is teaching at 11 am tomorrow (Saturday). Just wanted to pass that along! She's one you don't want to miss!

bikramyogachick said...

Oh sorry! I forgot to say "11am at the Hilton!" Big white tent, north parking lot. Parking garage right next to it.

Dorothy said...

11AM? DAMMIT!!! Isn't it usually at 8? Argh! I don't think I can make 11, but I'm going to see if I can re-arrange. Thanks for the info, though!

bikramyogachick said...

Hi Dorothy~ they are doing teacher re-certs tomorrow, so the morning class is bumped to 11. That will be Rajasharee. Then the makeup class, which is normally around 11 will be 5pm and Bikram himself is teaching that. My friend Mei who is in training texted me. They are ending week 6 of 9, so if you can make it down there it's worth it. I have only been once, but boy what an experience!