Still no Mysore Class for me today because my membership will start on May 1. No worries, I took a Power Yoga Class this evening. It was like Ashtanga, but with less asanas, more meditation and even music. That sometimes takes my concentration of my breath, but on the other hand it sometimes gets me more into the flow. We were with only four people and it was nice and warm in the shala. The teacher gave a nice tip on jumping forward: make sure that when you jump forward, you think UP. That is UP with your hips. I have to remember that. It helps.
During class I also remembered what Louise Hay (she is the author of numerous self help books, mostly about healing yourself. She works with affirmations) wrote about what to do when you feel nervous, anxious, not relaxed, not at ease. During the day I experienced a lot of tension caused by work and deadlines and that made me feel nervous and anxious. The feeling and thoughts were during Class also still a bit present. I remembered the affirmation that goes with these emotions. Say to yourself: I am Safe. It did it, every time I felt worried. I think it helped.
I took this picture at a park near my house