Today was a fantastic day! I was finally able to practice at the Studio with the rest of the group. It was so different to be practicing with mirrors on the wall and other people in the room doing their own thing. Today marks my first mysore practice with others around and it was totally different. Having others around was a little distracting at first, but as I got into it, it actually served as a useful reminder. I was starting to speed through the series, ‘overtaking’ some of the others when I noticed my breaths had gotten short. It was nice to have a sort of reference point of others practicing to keep me aware of my own pace. We were all doing our own variation of the Primary Series, yet somehow three of us ended up almost completely in sync near the end.
I left the studio feeling great! After a great dinner and crappy night to follow, I felt totally refreshed. The sun was shining, and I had a whole day ahead of me to enjoy. I’m back to my own practice tomorrow, and looking forward to seeing if anything changes.