Thursday, January 21, 2010

Procrastinators by nature

Yes, WE ARE!! One of the best thing about doing a 60-day challenge and blogging is that you find time to do everything. You have to. It’s a total commitment, from beginning to end, to both going to class and writing as well. Now that I am not doing any challenge, I don’t find time to blog and I keep postponing it. The good news is that my attitude towards practicing BY regularly hasn’t changed. I’ve been going to class 5-6 times a week since my last post.

Just going back to last Friday, the 6:30pm class. This was probably the worst class ever. First time I’ve ever had foot cramps. It lasted almost the entire floor series. It was very painful. Zico fixed it for me. I need to remember to drink my electrolytes!!!

I went back to the studio next day. The Saturday 8:00 am class was sooo relaxing that I decided to stay in the room for a second one. I didn’t have a chance to “focus, concentrate, meditate” over the next 90 minutes. Instead, all I could think was “what the hell was I thinking? I am going to die today. Can I leave the room? Hey, I’ve already been here for my 90 minutes“. Looking back in retrospective, I am glad I stayed in the room. I am glad I took the second class. This was my first back to back ever.

We have a new instructor at the studio called Stephan. He is from Czechoslovakia and he is hilarious. He has the same accent as Schwarzenegger and similar sense of humor. During half moon pose, the first forward bend, he said “com’n errrrybody let’s cha cha cha” , we were all laughing, and then “bend ‘eat’ like a yummy Panini sandwich, yum yum suuuu delish”. I could write a book with all the funny things he said. He sounded just like my Austrian family, actually like my uncle Willy :) He is so cool. He is a really good instructor too and makes you push hard.

I went back to the studio on Sunday. It was a very energizing class. I had a “smelly” epiphany during this class as the person sitting behind me farted really loud and in my face during wind removing pose. Has this ever happened to you? Like a little girl I laughed out loud as I thought to myself “ohhh this is IT. Wind Removing Pose now I get it now. Don’t they always say that this is good for your digestive system and the elimination of toxins or something along those lines, this is IT. He is following the dialogue.” hahaha, the crazy things that happen in class.

I went back to the studio on Monday, taking advantage of our day off [ MLK] and Tuesday. Both solid but nothing too special about them. No class on Wednesday. No change to Bend It Like Bikram as it was pouring rain in San Diego. We’ll see tonight.

Have a good class everyone!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Waking up from hibernation

It's about time friends!! 2 weeks in a city without a Bikram Yoga studio and my life was totally out of control :( But today, I am back!! Back in beautiful SUN Diego, heading to class this afternoon and hoping to get KILLED by sweat and heat :) Awww, I can't wait. This is THE life !!! Most of my resolutions for this year revolve around Bikram, including: lots of practicing (at my studio, at the HQ, at TT in Spring & Fall [hopefully in Las Vegas with Boss], at NYC), at least x5/week, and lots of reading related to the subject too (I have a loong list of books). In 2010, I am taking it to the next level. What about you?

Best wishes for 2010 to all my fellow Bikram yogis and yoginis out there!!