I know I say this often but : I love my Monday night yoga class, and I’m not alone. I was in line 10 minutes before class which got me one of the last mats & a make shift spot. And people squeezed in after. Short of being mat-to-mat, I think that may have been the most crowded class yet.
The pose of the day [I never paid attention to this but my teacher is now on twitter and has made official poses of the day] was shoulder stand. Boy did we work our way up. LOTS of chaturangas and upward dog. Despite the crowd , it was a great class; I felt strong, built up a sweat and worked my arms.
Do you walk out of a crowded class or squeeze into a spot?
Do you know the longest you’ve ever held a shoulder stand?
The instructor mentioned how 15 minutes was recommended from Light on Yoga!
There’s a great article in the October issue of SELF magazine : The trials of a chubby yogi.
Having been the kid in an adult class from the start I learned not to compare myself. But now more among peers, I can’t help notice at times that I’m often the line-backer of the class: a head taller and far from the slimmest & most graceful of the bunch. Thought the article was a refreshing perspective.