Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bikram Yoga 60-Day Challenge - Day 56 & 57 & 58

I am behind on my blogging but it doesn’t mean I am behind on my practice. The last three days have been a little bit crazy

Friday 6:30 pm
Very good class with Wendy. We were a small crowd so we received lots of personalized attention. For the first time, I received a correction during rabbit pose. Looks like I have a tendency to separate my hills when I am supposed to have them side by side. The funny thing with this pose is that I can’t tell what I am doing right or wrong. I have a list of small things I want to perfect in each pose but for this one I have no clue. I wish someone will take a picture of me doing rabbit one day. It’s like balancing stick. I think I do it right. Unless the instructor provides with some feedback is hard to tell.

Saturday 10:00 am
Another amazing class with Wendy. There were at least 50 students in the class. It was extremely hot and humid. Right after this class we had a quick award ceremony for all the studio 30-day challengers. Basically, everyone that completed the challenge (+/- 25 people) received: one week of free yoga, 2 guest passes, 10% off on next class package or next retail purchase, 1 Zico drink and a surprise gift, a cool 30-day challenge t-shirt.

On top of that, we had the raffle prizes including: 60 min Swedish massage, 90 min European Facial, 1 Acupuncture session, a lunch for 2 at a fancy French restaurant and 1 month unlimited classes.

OK, this is the best part: the winner of the top prize (the 1 month unlimited class of BY) was ME!! I am so happy. Like I said before, I didn’t do this for the prizes. But hey, it’s always nice to get them !! I love my studio. What else can I say!!

Sunday 10:00 am
Today I discovered that one of my favorite instructors practices Vipassana meditation as well. Of course, I find this very interesting. My mom practices Vipassana and felt in love with Bikram right away. She has told to me in multiple occasions that they are very similar in many senses. My instructor also mentioned that 10-day of Vipassana is way harder than a 30-day challenge in all levels (physically and mentally). Supposedly, when you practice Vipassana you are asked to stay still in the same posture for hours to meditate. This is one of those things that I want to try. If you practice both, I would love to hear about it.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s class. Only 2 more days to go.


  1. Oh! Sounds like a great few days of Bikram. congrats on winning the tope prize. So much fun. Wish our Studio did more for the Challengers. Your studio sounds amaazing :). couple more days until 60! Yeah!

  2. yay! Congrats on the prize. Way to rock it out!

  3. YES!!! My studio is awesome!!! If you ever come to San Diego, you must visit.

  4. Great prize! You're almost there to 60...