Yesterday evening I went to my 3rd Yoga class. It marked a week since this adventure began. Through out the class there times where my muscles felt challenged but not in way that was as strenuous as Thursdays class. I learned about the use of foam “Yoga Blocks” and I also started to learn how to use the stretching strap to make the poses a bit more comfortable. It still feels very awkward to be reaching for the strap or looking around for it when I need it, but it makes holding a stretch much more attainable. Toward the start of the class we also did a meditation and a breathing exercise with the nose. Breathing in one nostril and out the other. I found it very easy to get very deep comfortable breaths and in general very calming. Over the long term I am curious to see how these breathing exercises change my trumpet playing amongst elements of my daily routine.
After the class was finished the one noticeable change I felt was a complete disconnection from technology. Usually I am always looking for my phone, or texting in a social media app of some sort. The need to impulsively connect to the interwebs was gone. That was a great feeling.
The journey continues….