Sunday night I had my first yoga class in a long time – 7 months. I can’t believe it’s been that long.

Watermarked Yoga Mat September 22 2012

It was great to be doing it again and I like the teacher, but at the same time it was a pretty tough class. I hope they’re not all going to be like that.

One of the reasons I think it was so hard for me was that I was pretty exhausted. I had played floor hockey earlier in the day for an hour and a half. I knew I should have left earlier, but I was having too much fun.

The other reason why it was so tough was how tight and tense I am. I’ve had a lot of stressful things happen since my last yoga class. I broke up with a boyfriend and my dad has been having some serious health issues, among other things. Apparently a lot of that stress went straight to my back and shoulders.

As I was laying in shavasana at the end of class and trying to relax, all I could feel was how tense my back and shoulders were. My legs and arms felt amazing, but the spots where I hold stress just weren’t relaxing, they were still really tight.

I know I’m not going to be able to get rid of all that tension right away – it took months for it to get there, but at least I now know that I have to work on it. I didn’t think it was that bad before.

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