Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 2 - Not an early (Bikram) bird yet!!

Not long ago, I used to be an early Bikram bird. Yes, I was an "exotic species", waking up, all proud, at 5:00am ready for my BY class. This all changed when I discovered the incredible hot & humid evening classes. Almost immediately, I fell in love with it. I was no longer happy with my morning routine. Well, this is all about to change for good once again, or at least this is what I need to tell myself (it’s all about neurolinguistic programming [NLP] right? hahaha). In order to accomplish this challenge while keeping everyone happy at home, I need to take the Tu & Thu classes at 6:00am. So this is what I did today. I set my alarm clock for 5:00 am and left home while everyone was sleeping.

So how was class? I was tired, yawning in between poses. Not because it was too easy but because it was just way too early, plus I went to bed at 1:00am. Social networking apps and work are keeping me busy nowadays. Nothing too special to mention about this class except that it was cold. Actually, it wasn't cold; it was freezing to my standards. My leg would not slide down during eagle (not enough sweat) and my body was overall very stiff. It was blahhhh. BUT I will get used to the morning routine again (NLP).

During lunch time, I went to the gym for a regular hatha vinyasa yoga class. I figured since I was still sleepy (what's going on today?) I could just take a relaxing class and enjoy the ocean soundscape track. This was not a Bikram class after all. hahaha I was so wrong. The teacher was very tough. I probably did close to 100 chaturangas ( or pushups) and work on some pose called flying pigeon or lolasana. I am pretty PRETTY sure I am going to be very sore tomorrow.


  1. What made you fall in love with the evening classes? I am the opposite, I started practicing Bikram in the evenings and then switched to the 6am class. I like the mornings becaus I feel like it sets me up for my day.

    Good for you for takinga yoga class at lunch. I would love to find something like that around my work.

  2. I like the heat and the crowds. The morning classes are very cold and empty ( only 10 students vs +40). Plus my body is very stiff in the morning. BUT I will get use to it again. The one this morning was not that bad.