A few days before my surgery I went to the front desk at my yoga studio and requested that my monthly subscription be suspended until July 14th. ‘Oh, for sure I’ll be ready to come back by then!’ I said with confidence. But when the 14th came, not only was I still unable to do a forward bend but this low groaning was coming from somewhere – from me, as it turns out. I sounded like an old tug boat about to go out on its last run in the water. Not a good sign; so I called to let them know that I’d need a few more weeks before I was ready to get back into classes. ‘Unfortunately, my recovery is going more slowly that I thought,’ I said regretfully. I really enjoy being in class and having instruction. It allows me to completely let go of everything that I’m carrying with me and just be in the moment. It was a hard decision to make but I knew it was the right one.
Since then I’ve been trying to do my own yoga practice here at home. But whenever I get out my mat, the two other yogis in the house always want to practice at the exact same time I do.
The first one a bit of a showoff:
The second one likes to get all up in my face when I’m on the floor. He reminds me of the close talker on Seinfeld:
I have tried being polite and gently let them know that I prefer to practice in my own space thankyouverymuch, and then ease the door closed behind me. But the Prince and Princess of the Palace get all upset that they’ve been locked out of their kingdom and proceed to whine and bark behind the door. Sigh. So much for trying to practice in peace.
But I am here to tell you that all is not lost! You wouldn’t believe my grin yesterday morning as I sat down with my favorite cup of tea (Chocolate Delight. Mmm) and opened my email. Waiting in my inbox was an email from Karen at Before and After, letting me know that I’d won a month’s subscription to Gaiam TV for a whole month! YAY!! I made a bee line over to Gaiam’s website and lo and behold, they have a whole slew of yoga videos that I can:
a) do on my own but WITH instruction,
b) in my slower than molasses time and
c) in the privacy of my own home until I’m stable enough to go back to the Gentle Yoga class in a few weeks. I’m already working on a plan to bribe the dogs with rawhide chewies at one end of the house while I take full advantage of my free month on the other. Thank you, Karen. And, thanks to Gaiam TV for allowing me the opportunity to get my groove back :) Here’s to hoping that I may have a bit of summer to enjoy before its over!
Have a great Tuesday, everyone. I’ll have some news to share in my next post; my task is to get it written by Thursday. Fingers crossed.