I didn't quite survive unscathed, though. I was doing pretty well at first; there wasn't a single pose the whole class that I hadn't attempted before. But about 3/4 of the way through, all those intercostal muscle spasms came back. I dealt with it at first, but then I had to stop for a bit until the very end.
|Not proper yoga mindset.|
It's just that sometimes, that attitude has less to do with following through with goals and more to do with defying whatever's keeping me down. Even if it's myself. It's like that old joke about the parrot who resists its owner trying to teach it not to constantly say "Fuck you." Finally, the owner gets frustrated and throws the parrot in the freezer. And when he opens the freezer the next day, he finds the parrot frozen with it's middle finger raised.
Sure, maybe passive-aggression against myself isn't the healthiest way to pursue goals but hey... whatever works.