Yesterday after lunch I felt terrible. I was walking down the street, and I felt extremely tired. I wanted to lay down on the pavement. I had to drag myself back to the office. I wondered if I would take a toilet nap or just close my eyes for a bit behind my desk. I yawned, again and again, I could not stop. I didn't feel well.
Did I have too less sleep the night before? No I didn't think so.
Did I have too much work at the office? Nah, it is okay.
Then what? I went to Mysore Class in the morning, I should feel great, I thought.
I Googled a bit and came across this blog: When you've gone too hard.
Hmmm, maybe this was true. The energy in the shala had been high, especially for me since my yogi-inspirator-friend E. was there (who overall has high energy and who is able to pump me up as well) and I know I was still hyped up because of the substitute teacher whom I find to be very cool and who gives strong adjustments. And I remembered laying in Savasana only for a couple of minutes, because I felt bored and wanted to go and start my work day.
Today I played it differently. I said to myself to focus only on me and try not to pick up the energy of E., and to take things slow and easy since it was already Friday - last day of the week, fifth day in a row of practicing. Unfortunately, this didn't work. I still felt quit energetic and in a forceful flow. But when I was finished, I told myself to lay down in Savasana, and to stay there for at least ten minutes. Again, after only a few minutes I wanted to leave, but
No, No, No, No, No,
I forced myself to stay. And so I did.
During the day I felt fine.