Class was AMAZING. One of my best. The teacher's tone was definitely more relaxed than usual, due to a huge influx of first-timers and people returning to the practice after weeks or months away (yay for January). But he still taught a hard, hot class. I just felt totally RELAXED the entire time. I definitely worked hard and "killed myself", but mentally I felt totally serene the whole time and my breathing stayed very slow and even. And here are a few things that happened:
- I balanced with my head to my knee in head-to-knee for much longer than I've ever done - probably a good solid 15 seconds, instead of holding for 5 or maybe 10 and then bailing.
- I found and held my balance in toe stand WITHOUT resting my butt on my heel at all - something that I've been struggling with for a month or two.
- I went straight into standing bow - no dawdling in the set-up - and locked out the kicking leg on BOTH sides, both times!! I have been locking out the left leg in class for a couple weeks now, but I had NEVER locked out the right before, in class OR out. HUGE surprise - felt great!!