Just a little under a year ago, I had a yoga class where I was the only student. Well, last week, it came close to happening again. The situation was almost identical to the year before. I arrived to class straight from my office getting there shortly after 4:00 for a 4:30 class. I was the first person there, but that didn’t seem strange given my early arrival.
I was tired on this day. It was Day 77/100, and I thought I would just take a nap before class started. But before I did, I realized that class might just be me and the one other person who showed up. And it was.
We agreed to keep the fans off, and honestly they were never needed. At the end of class the ratio was 106/33% so it was fine (but I think we all sweated all over the place!). The instructor joined us and did a silent class. Those are fun.
Despite how much fun these classes can be, I had some concerns. With only two other people practicing alongside me I felt the need to do as much as I could if not more. But I wasn’t sure what all I had to bring to the table. After all, the 70’s have been very unpredictable in terms of what they bring. I really didn’t want to be dying on the floor.
Thankfully, I pulled through it. However, I would like to add that while the 70’s are only a period of 10 days they seemed more like 1000. Seriously, how can the last 30 classes be so damn hard? I keep thinking I should feel like I am on easy street but time seems to be moving backwards. The first 30 classes were nothing. But ever since I have hit class 50 it has been all kinds of different struggles. Some days I don’t want to show up. Other days I don’t want to do the postures. Other days I am flat on my back praying for death. I am thankful when I have a class that is just OK. Really – I am happy to have and will gratefully accept a mediocre class.
But now I am in the 80’s and although I have less than 20 days to go until I hit my mark it’s not seeming like it’s going to get there anytime soon. But if this wasn’t challenging me then what would be the point, right? I signed on for a challenge and I am in the thick of it.