March 2021 Slice of Life challenge
There are two potential ways I can leave a yoga class. One way is wide eyed, energized and ready to go on with the day. Another way is with what I like to call 'yoga brain', which is a chilled out state where the body and mind are taken over by the most amazing relaxed sensation. That is how I left class feeling today.
This yoga brain state makes it hard for me to even leave my mat. I melt into the earth with my mind shut off for as long as I can. When I've done this for what seems like too long, I slowly pack up my props and roll up my mat. I do all of this without leaving a seated position on the floor. I do not want to leave the comforting, hot, dark and humid yoga studio and head to the lobby. Yoga brain will sometimes cause me to accidentally leave something behind. Maybe I forget my water bottle or towel and not even notice it missing.
I plop down on a bench in the lobby and lazily without much effort put on my shoes. Then I grab my stuff and head out to my car. The cold air hits my soaking wet yoga clothes and chills me to the bone. When I get in my car I crank up the seat warmer and the heat. Anything to maintain this post yoga feeling. When I finally arrive home I can't even fathom how I got from point A to point B, but here I am.
When I finally muster up the energy to leave my car I think I am now ready to take the rest of my day head on.