What an inspiring morning class! It makes such a difference, as I’ve mentioned before, who the teacher is for each class I’ve taken. Their energy, flow, guidance is such a huge part of your experience in class. Today I had a teacher M. who was beautiful, inspiring, centered, present, gentle, just absolutely lovely. Class was meditative, challenging and flowed so seamlessly. I always practice yoga at about 7 am each morning, but I missed class this morning- and by luck ended up in M.’s class- what a happy accident. Although it’s a later class- I’ll make it work- it makes all the difference. I still wake up at 7 am by habit, so I’ll start these late mornings with deep breathing and gentle stretching at home, followed by my daily morning reading and some light work- at least to make productive use of my mornings. In other words, yoga is like my caffeine- I need it to center, calm, focus my mind- for each new day! It is that essential to who I am now, and I’m deeply in love with my practice :).