My body has been asking for a day off and while I’d like to say that I listened, today, I did not. I looked at my week ahead and decided I wanted yoga in the next few days and today was my best bet, so I went. But after a rough day at work (it just got started on the wrong foot and I had trouble bringing it back in as things progressed), I really hoped yoga would be my answer.
Alas, it was not. I went to a class with an instructor that I don’t have a set opinion on. Sometimes I like her classes, other times, not so much. Today was a not so much and by the time we got to the hip openers, I was so fed up and annoyed, I just started crying.
If you’ve never been to a yoga class or heard this before, we store our stress and tension in our hips, so when you’re doing a hip opener (like pigeon pose pictured below), we are releasing that tension on our exhales. Well I released my tension on my exhales and through my stream of tears.
So, do I feel better now? Yes. For the most part at least.
Will I take tomorrow as a rest day? Yes. Because my body is screaming loud and clear and I hear it!