Over at Bikram 101 (http://bikram101.blogspot.com/) on Day 34’s post, Bikram Yoga Chick reminded us what Mary Jarvis says about the second thirty days of a long challenge:
“…the next 30 days we re-adjust the entire emotional body while simultaneously regenerating and rebuilding every single cell in the body. These next 30 days, you really begin to feel mentally fatigued, even in spite of the fact that you physically feel better than you ever have in your entire life!!!!”
OK, now mix that with Spring Fever (from Wiktionary):
1) A feeling of invigoration and restlessness associated with the arrival of the warm weather and renewal of nature in the spring season.
- Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Detective, ch 1:
- It’s spring fever. . . . And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! It seems to you that mainly what you want is to get away; get away from the same old tedious things you’re so used to seeing and so tired of, and set something new.
And voila! You have emotions oozing all over that really otherwise make no sense. The scratching the head, going hmm, what does THAT mean???
Today in class, I rode the roller coaster. I started with focus and determination – focus on form, breath, don’t let the mind wander…soon I was into pain and irritation…then I was into fatigue and sleep…then the GROUCH arrived, ooh boy! All that competing emotion really steals my peace.
I’m blaming it on the blooming cherry trees.