First of all, summer has FINALLY, just now, hit my town. And I totally forgot how much I love practicing Bikram during the hot weather. You're nice and pre-heated! It takes 0.2 seconds to warm up! You can break a sweat before you even get into the room! My body is loving this.
Also, I did a bunch of warm-up backbends before class, working mainly on my middle and upper back.
Also, it's almost the full moon?!?
Whatever the reason, I got 10 minutes into class tonight and realized that I had superpowers. No lie. That is the word that came into my head. This occurred to me when I was at the depth of the half moon backbend, second set. I actually felt this very distinct curve in the upper half of my spine as my upper body curved closer to my leg. I knew for a long time that this was theoretically supposed to happen, but I'd never felt it like that. And then, when I rolled my eyes up a little bit, I suddenly had a very clear view of back of my calf muscle. Not even the ankle - the bottom of the freaking calf muscle. (Usually on a good day I can see my heels, just out of the corner of my eye.) I literally froze (as my brain shouted "does not compute!!"), mouthed "WHOA" to myself, and then came out.
After that, class was totally awesome, because not only was my spine doing great, but my confidence was fantastic. I went through the next 15 minutes still in "holy crap" mode. But then in the balancing series, as soon as I started to feel a little wobble or tremble, my brain told me, "You can't fall today! You have superpowers!!" And then, because I knew that I couldn't fall, I didn't fall. Now that was a pretty cool trick, and I recommend it to everyone! The hard part, I guess, is convincing yourself that for one reason or another, you do have superpowers. But once you've got that idea in your head, you are SET...
I told my teacher about my superpowers after class, and she said that she was feeling some crazy superpowers too, while she was teaching, so maybe we were in a freaking force field or something.
Of course tomorrow, my class will probably suck!!!! Because that's how it goes. Day by day. :)