The eight days of yoga in a row ended up being six days within eight days. I became sore and fatigued, plus a couple of things came up which made going to class something that went by the wayside.
One interesting thing about taking as many classes as I did this week was how fast the muscle memory kicks in. Because I often took one to two classes per week before now, I would sometimes feel like I was starting all over again with some of the more challenging poses. By about my third class this week, my body knew where to go and I could hold poses like Half-Moon and Crow longer than ever.
Then this happened...
On Friday, the class consisted of mostly yoga instructors (not intimidating at all!) so the instructor leading the class took the opportunity to have us choose an inversion to practice. I chose headstand and dragged my mat over to the wall as I always do. The first headstand I used the wall to balance. The second headstand, I thought, I should really try to get into this thing without the wall. After a couple of false starts, I engaged my core just right and lo and behold, a full headstand blossomed. No wall.