Sunday, July 7, 2013

Six Days of Bikram Yoga

I have been going to yoga since Saturday, six full days without a break. This Saturday however I did take the a day off, to be frank I needed a rest day, I felt a little uncomfortable and tired plus these hot days and nights have not helped with restful sleep. Sunday I returned to my practice and it was hot, mighty hot. I am getting more familiar with the instructors so I am noticing the ones who like to crank up the heat, the sympathetic ones and the ones who push you to the limits. My instructor today cranked up the heat and pushed but the energy in the room felt mushy and towards the end I think there was myself and one other who actually did the postures. It helps to have others in the room creating the flow of energy, whether they can do the posture or not is of no consequence but the trying is important, staying in the room is more important, it helps to drive the group to push harder and go beyond their limits but if the energy in the room is lacking then it is good practice to concentrate on yourself and look within you to drive yourself forward.

Not only is Bikram Yoga physical it is mental, some days are better than others no matter how strong you are, how long you have been practicing even the best can fall out of a pose if they are not concentrating or their body says slow down today. That is what I love about Bikram Yoga, no two days are the same, it is not seen as a bad thing if you can't do a pose that day, the only thing that matters is you made it into that hot, sweaty environment and got through the session.


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