Lawdy how I use to love that song! But in the case of this entry I really mean YOU CAN'T TOUCH
Last night I headed off to do a Bikram class as planned, and yet again we had a sub yogi and while I have taken her class once before, I couldn't really remember how she was as an instructor. And what I mean by that is if she is a 'toucher'. An 'adjuster'.
I cannot stand an 'adjuster'. Just cannot. The other yogi's classes I have taken I know who the adjusters are and well they now know me, and they know 'no touch her' rule. Especially Juan. He definitely knows not to touch me (adjust me) when I am in pose.
One of the reasons for this is generally because due to my left lower back issue (degenerative disk), there are just certain poses that I have to modify slightly or cannot get into the exact right position for without experiencing pain. Therefore if they come near me to adjust not only do I have to explain quietly why, but then I lose focus and fall out of pose. Which then pisses me off.
But honestly I just really don't like them touching me. It throws me off balance and makes me uncomfortable. I am pretty sure Aline now knows 'don't touch her'.
Having said all of that, the class was just 'eh' last night. I mean I worked really hard, but for some reason no matter how hard I pushed myself (even doing advanced on some of the poses), I couldn't really seem to break a sweat other than on my face. This was for about the first hour+ and then things changed. It was like it had started pouring down rain in there and I couldn't sweat fast or furious enough. Definitely weird.
What was also weird, and something I had never done before...I of course was early and decided to meditate for the 10 minutes or so before class started.
Meditate = fall asleep on the floor
Ha! Totally true story. I had never done that before. I jolted awake when a crescendo occurred during the music that was softly playing in the background. It made me chuckle.
Guess I needed a power nap!
While I felt all kinds of stretched out and ooey gooey afterwards, I can definitely feel the soreness especially in my upper back and shoulders after 2 days of Bikram this week. Hopefully this will subside today. I don't really want to have to do a long run with any soreness anywhere whatsoever!
16 miles tomorrow morning. Dark and early.
Have you ever fallen asleep in a yoga class? In any exercise class? Are you a no touch zone?