The seeds in the pod huddle together and at the right moment one will catch a breeze or float away on pond water. They each hope to grow. They each hope to lodge in a good place. They each hope to survive.
I was upside down in my first inverted pose. All 190 lbs. of me resting on my shoulders. I had not been in such a position since my early teens, and here I was a 44-year-old woman in Basic Yoga class using the wall to get up and over. Who would have thought!
My afternoon at Exhale Yoga was a gift. And my Yoga instructor Martha Bush was just the right teacher. I immediately trusted her and although I was worried about my neck, my arm, my back, my psoas muscle. I went into the poses gently.
My village expanded that day. I will include this teacher in my healing team. I felt more confident and strong at the end of my yoga session. If you live in Marquette check out this Basic Yoga class held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-3:30. It is suppose to be targeted tot he “silver” ladies. But I found it perfect for a mid 40s woman with injuries. Here is the schedule for your convenience.
Feeling well often means looking at your surroundings and making changes. Surround yourself with positive people. When you leave their presence how is your breath, your mood, is your body tight? This is a good way to gauge your interactions. Like that seed hoping to lodge in a good place. If you feel good, others will feel well when around you.
Take a deep breath.
For more information on the Psoas (so-az) muscle check out, The Psoas Book by Liz Koch.