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Leaving my Ego at the Studio Door

on April 11, 2015

As you may have noticed from some of my posts I have a real problem with trying to not notice what others are doing in class. Even as simple things as what someone is wearing (I love clothes so most of the time it’s curiosity of what other brands are out there and look interesting) or how far they are into a move. It’s something that I’ve been working on and am getting less destracted than I was. 

The other side of it is not caring what other people think of me and what I’m wearing. On Friday I went to Vinyasa Vino which I’ll write about the class more later but I was wearing new shorts which are a little shorter than I thought they were. Also I hadn’t shaved my legs for a couple of days so they were more hairy than I’m usually comfortable with other people seeing. Both of these things in the past might have made me super self conscious in class possibly to the point of not wanting to do it. It was made worst by the fact that my friend had claimed a mat pretty much in the middle of the room and saved the one next to her for me.
I had a choice, care about the fact that I’m wearing short shorts with hairy legs and that people might think badly of me or not care and focus on my practice. I chose the second and it really helped. After class I was speaking to another student who was wearing tracksuit bottoms and her first comment to me was ‘you’ve got the right idea wearing shorts’. It turns out as is often the case that the flaws that you see others don’t.
I still need to work on focusing on me and not on others but I’m getting there.

One response to “Leaving my Ego at the Studio Door

  1. babycrow says:

    been there, done that with both shorter than expected shorts and hairier than usual legs!! and my legs just aren’t that good even on their best day 😉

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