Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Class 21 Oh No!

I left work in a rush to make it to my class, and I did, barely. I asked Dan to set me up so I could come in even if he just started. I didn't have time to get into the zone. I barely made it through the warm up postures before I had to take a knee. Then a mat. Then I got up for the second set of standing bow and managed to grab my feet! I got excited, and then the room spun and my stomach turned.

I lay on the mat. I got up to do the separate leg forehead to floor and while I felt release in my lower back, I almost fell over. I lay on the mat. My stomach didn't feel right and I was overwhelmed by the heat. I nearly panted trying to get some relief. I felt foolish for laying there and barely wanted to move into the floor postures. I tried some, but I felt bad. Sick. I wanted to leave the room, get some air, get out of the heat.

I don't know why, but I attempted Camel Pose. One back bend and I did something I have never done - I left the room and threw up. I was ashamed and embarrassed to have left the room, to have gotten so sick. I don't know what was with me. I didn't go back into the room.

Driving home I was thinking about how awful that class was for me. What was with me? I think it was a combination of things: I left my 60 degree office in a rush to get to class on time, I wore pants in class for the first time, I wasn't mentally there, and the spicy grilled jerk chicken for lunch I had did not agree with me.

I am going to leave myself the usual 15 minute buffer to prep for class in the future, and if I can't leave early to get to the 4:30 class, I will take the later one. I am also going to try to adjust my meal before class to be milder.  No more PANTS! They were "yoga pants" but they didn't wick sweat away or breathe a bit. In hot yoga these are two very important things.

Though I am dreading class tonight, I know it will be better. I got in 3 liters of water yesterday, 2 the day before, so I guess i am trying to increase by one until I get to the almost 7 I need.

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