I had a practice session yesterday that I would consider to be bad. If it’s practice, can it still be considered bad?
Why I’m calling it bad is that hoop did not do what I wanted it to do. (It’s more like I didn’t do what I wanted me to do.) I drilled trying to shimmy the hoop up to my neck by shrugging my shoulders, but I couldn’t get things to work right. Perhaps it’s a case of bad muscle memory, or things just haven’t clicked yet with the technique. Either way, I’m frustrated.
Other things that I tried to do yesterday didn’t go well, either. I was able to do something that resembled a mandala last Wednesday in class, but yesterday…ppffft. Nope. I’m either forgetting something or not doing it right.
The same thing happened for things that I knew already. I was all thumbs. I had to stop.
A tad dejected, I went inside and tried to make sense of the train wreck of a practice I had. I was sweating and hot. Perhaps I was shy because some neighbors were out. Or it was harder to practice on the slight incline that is my backyard. Was the grass too long? Was I in the right mindset? Am I over thinking this?
If it’s not storming this evening, I may go out and try again with the shrug shimmy thing, or else I need to walk away from it for a while. I’m not sure what I need.