This week the yoga class I have been attending has changed format. It's a new studio and I guess the instructor wants to try different things to see what pulls people in. I loved doing yoga. This new class is more of a fusion class. It's a sculpt and tone class, with some yoga. But even though I was disappointed when she announced that the format was changing, I am trying to embrace it. As we worked on different poses, breaking them down and trying to engage the core more, I realized that I need to correct some of my poses. I was going down too far in Chataranga, and while in chair pose I haven't been "knitting my ribs together". These subtle things make a big difference, and after just that intro class I can tell I need it.
For me, the last couple of months have been all about change. My kids started attending a once a week co-op for school that has been a huge change for our little homeschool. I had to stop running because of an injury. I have to stop consuming any dairy, because it now makes me very ill even if I have just a bit. And we are also in the process of finding a new church home. All that change can be disturbing.
I've tried adding good habits, like meditation and more scripture reading. I'm also embracing the strength focus with gusto. I can tell that my hamstring is getting better, but I think running is still a couple of weeks away. And by the time I go to start it will be very cold and dark. I may just run a mile a day (on the treadmill) and continue to focus on strength and yoga.
Change can be good and I'm working on embracing the now.