I did show up early: forty- five minutes early to be exact. No one else from the group was there
except for Billy. I took one of the machines and set it up successfully for my practice. It felt good.
As to be expected, today was a bit harder. There is so much to absorb. In addition to memorizing the name of the exercises and how to perform each one of them, we need to remember all the different ways to assist and sense how the client responds while observing how the movement feels in our own bodies. The most challenging task of all- and I’m sure a lot of you will relate to this- is accepting that less is more. Did I ever hear this a lot today.
Part of today’s lesson was to explore the breath and its importance in life and in movement. “Double your pleasure” is what I have retained from today’s lesson on the breath. When breath and movement are working in harmony, moving becomes easier and your body feels lighter. At one point we worked on silent breaths and echoes: a new concept for me. I don’t know what happened in the moment but I started to feel at ease, as if something really deep inside of me was starting to let go. I got so fatigued that I was unable to follow the rest of the lesson. We had another hour to go before lunch and all I wanted was to curl up in the corner and sleep. I tried drinking water, eating a power bar but nothing helped; I felt lethargic all day after that.
Today was super hot in New York but there was no humidity. At the end of the day I ended up making a stop to a cafe I discovered in January and had two refreshing mojitos before heading back and enjoying a much needed power nap.