After doing yoga on my own Wednesday, the pace of this morning's class seemed especially fast. I was one step behind the entire time. I suppose that is a benefit of the group environment. Moving faster stops me from over-thinking. I still gassed out by the time we reached balances, but I will be less sore tomorrow.
I am almost done with the yoga books and DVDs I got from the library. The books all verify my instructor is doing a great job. She addresses both the big safety concerns from the Science of Yoga and the subtle movement nuances from the Baptiste books. My trust in her expertise is well founded. If I can be patient and stop trying to force progress, following her will take me very far.