Hmm… it seems that the intensive part of the yoga course hit me this time at the start of the 3rd week (last time it hit me on the 2nd day). I think until this week I had forgotten how intense the intensive course is… 4 hours of yoga + 45min of Pranyama six days a week is a lot…. no wonder I am feeling worn out!
After having 2 weeks of feeling really strong and fit, I am now feeling really tired and worn out! I also pushed the boundaries of the hip injury last night in back bending, so I’m paying for that today. This is all probably not being helped by the fact that I am not sleeping overly well. The bed a Jotthyis is terrible, very very terrible. In fact, it is so bad I am now sleeping on the floor!
Vinay seems to think this is all ok, he seems to think it is a phase I am going through, something to me about the muscles starting to work independently of each other so the weak ones are being made stronger. He said by the end of the 4th week I will be a feeling a lot better and my practice will improve, he also added that he is really glad I decided to stay longer. I have to admit the idea of lazing on a beach in Goa is very appealing to me right now!
But I do remember last year by the end of the 4th week (or maybe the 5th) I had some beautiful practices where I felt strong, flexible and felt like I was flying…. I have my fingers crossed that next week will be a lot better and things will fall into place before I have to leave Mysore.