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Day 45: Taking a Fall

This morning I went to CPY’s 6 a.m. level 2 class.  It was one of those morning where my poses were just going right and I was able to concentrate on my practice.   Or at least that was true until the instructor asked us to go into head stand.  Even as I was setting up for it I knew that something was off.  I could not get my head at the right angle and my hands were not cupping the back of my head in the proper way….

I thought I was just being overly suspicious of my ability to setup a head stand, until I kicked too hard and fell the opposite way, did a half somersault, knocked over my block and my water bottle and let out a laugh.  I am pretty sure it disrupted everyone around me.  Just so everyone knows, in those situations it’s ok to smile and laugh at the person who tumbled (at least it’s ok if you ever see me do it).  Not laughing and smiling just makes me feel even more awkward that I caused a scene.  So next time this happens to me or to anyone else, shoot them that “I know you’re better than that smile,” it will ease the embarrassment!