Operation: Get-Fit Postpartum is underway. I’ve been trying to really step it up.
And Thursday night my mother-in-law had stayed the night to help with Ari. You’d think that I would try and sleep in. Ha. Nope.
I actually woke up Friday and went to a 6am power yoga class at Yoga Bliss. I’ve been managing to make it to the gym pretty regularly the last few weeks, but this was only my second chance to take a yoga class, postpartum.
And I didn’t realize just how much I have missed my yoga practice.
I mean, I knew I missed it. But until this class, I didn’t realize that I missed everything about it:
the incredible teachers; the powerful students; the energy + enthusiasm; the amazing community we’ve built.
It opened my heart back up and made me ache for a regular yoga practice again.
All this from one incredibly difficult practice.
But our fantastic teacher, Amy B-G, kept reminding us that “You are all rock stars!” And it’s true. All 30 of us got up well before 6 am to be there. If nothing else, we showed up. Once you show up, the truly hard part is over.
And I certainly had to remind myself of this when she yelled out “Let’s prepare for Frog Pose!”
My heart sank and I practically let out an audible sigh. The one pose I dread is Frog Pose, or Bhekasana.
And then I realized, that I signed up for this. If I didn’t want to be pushed + challenged, I wouldn’t be here. If I wanted someone to just agree with everything I say and feel and think, I would have just stayed in bed.
In that moment I decided to surrender to that pose and these feelings. And then I reminded myself that we are all rock stars!
After class I was on a post-yoga high. This is what I’ve been missing. This is what I’ve needed!
And I officially can’t wait to continue with Operation: Get-Fit Postpartum!