Two part meaning here. One, I've still been fairly silent here. I have found myself creating up a storm and not waiting to pause for any reason. And when I am sharing, I find myself doing so through instagram -- it's super quick to post there (you can find me @cwiltex). But, I miss this space. I have given myself permission to be sparse through the remainder of the year and will hopefully pick things up again in the new year.
And, I've also been taking studio yoga classes. Complete with soothing music, an instructor who is wonderful, and a body that is grateful for the attention. I'm already stunned to see the difference between the first and second class. In the first class, I was tense and jittery; my brain wasn't able to turn off, I was making lists in my head the whole time and was overly concerned with how I 'looked' to the person behind me. Admittedly, I was even trying to pen a blog post about yoga and find a way to sneak a camera picture to share here. Who is that person, ha!
Granted, I've only been to a second class, but WOW, what a difference. I am finding peace. I'm not gritting my teeth so much, my shoulders are much lower away from my ears -- which must mean stress is leaving my body. I was able to soak in the silence of the last part of the class. It was pure bliss. So much power in that silence and I'm so happy to be reconnecting with myself this way. Just imagine what it might be like after six weeks of attending?
Have you taken a yoga class, what was your experience like?