Thursday, May 26, 2011

So hot.

Interesting class tonight. It was really hot. I know that it's Bikram yoga so it's always hot, but sometimes it's particularly hot. Tonight was one of those nights. I kicked out farther in standing head to knee than I ever have. It was a pretty incredible feeling. I am still a million miles away from actually putting my forehead on my knee (and my chest gets in the way) but such is life.
After class, I was chatting with the instructor. He told me "good class" or something like that. I felt like I had the yoga glow radiating from me, but my brain wasn't really working yet... so I mumbled something like "but it was really hot." He said, "It's always hot. You know what it means if you say that class is hot, it means that you're hot!" This could have sounded sort of skeezy coming from someone else, but from this instructor, it was just all in good fun and it cracked me up! I walked home from the studio (and stopped for my usual take out) with a smile on my face!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

So I've been thinking...

I'm sitting here on the couch, window open, sunshine streaming in, sounds of birds and cars and people outside. It ain't bad. Really. And I've been thinking about my life in general. I imagined winning the lottery. What would I do? And to be honest, I would keep most things the same. I currently have the resources to pursue what I want to pursue in my spare time and that is definitely a blessing. It's a blessing I don't always recognize, but right now, in this moment, I recognize it. And one of the things I want to do is be a yogi. I'm off to class in a few minutes and I'm grateful for the opportunity.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Trying to bring my yoga into the rest of my life

I've had some good yoga classes this week. And I'm really loving being in the yoga room. That 90 minutes of being away from everything, of only having the yoga to focus on. I struggle a lot with what I "should" be doing in my real life. I have a hard time getting away from technology and really disconnecting. Yoga is basically the only place I can do that right now, but I want to work on bringing that to the rest of my life. I want to have more focus and less distractions.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bikram Mothers Day

Practiced with my mom this morning. Had a good class - it went by quickly and I felt pretty good except for some tightness in my shoulders. Have been catching up on my yoga blog reading and it's given me a lot to think about. More thoughtful post coming later...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Left it all on my mat

I barely made it to class today. It was one of those days where I was planning to go an afternoon class, but then I took a nap and came so close to talking myself out of it. I was slightly hungover today and had cramps. I know - boo hoo, definitely privileged white girl problems! But I'm so glad I went to class. I wasn't as hydrated as I should have been but when I get out of the routine of practicing daily or almost daily, I forget how much I need the 90 minutes of vacation of a Bikram yoga class. Yes, I'm joking in a way because class can be hard and challenging in a mental and physical way, but I so need 90 minutes away from my phone and technology and multi-tasking and thinking about what I "should" be doing. I wasn't the same person when I left the studio as I was when I walked in.
In other news, I can't seem to find the "good" coconut water in my neighborhood anymore. Anyone have thoughts on other post-class beverages? Is coconut water really all that? I've started drinking a mini can of Coke after getting home from class. I know the corn syrup isn't great, but it's a heck of a lot cheaper than coconut water and it is the best can of Coke you will ever have in your life! Am I the only one who thinks food tastes better after Bikram?
Ok, enough rambling for tonight...