Sunday, August 14, 2011

sporadic

In this case, I'm using the word sporadic to refer to my blogging and in a lesser degree, my Bikram practice. I've been practicing 2-3 times a week. Not exactly where I want to be - I would prefer to be at 4ish times a week, but you know how it is. Life tends to get in the way of yoga.
There have been a few bloggable yoga moments. Last week, I was in class and it was hot and it sucked and my inner angry yogi came out. It amused me a bit because I hadn't experience angry yogi in a while. Bored yogi is way more common than angry yogi. I was seriously pissed off at the teacher because she kept us in a couple of postures for so damn long! You know how it is when you've been practicing for a while - you have an idea of what a legit length of time to be in the posture is... and once you go past that, either you feel like a super strong rock star or you get angry! Again it made me want to check the schedule a little more carefully because clearly this teacher isn't for me if she brings out the angry yogi!
I think I have finally figured out a water bottle situation that works for me. I've blogged about the water or no water thing here before in the past, but I have realized that what works for me right now is to consume a small amount of icy cold water during class. I tried doing water without ice, but I would look longingly at others in the yoga room with ice and that seemed a bit dumb. I do feel better when I drink less so having a huge bottle full of icy water doesn't really work for me either - too tempting. What I do now is that I fill up my water bottle at home with just ice. Ice all the way to the top. The melting of the ice is a natural rationing system. I can't drink a ton of water during party time because there isn't a ton of water there to drink. It's been working well so far!
Ummmm yeah, can't think of what other Bikram-related fascination minutia I wanted to share with you beautiful people, but I'll try not to stay away for so long...

2 comments:

Caroline said...

Love that idea about the ice "water"! Definitely will have to try it. Quick question for you... Have you tried Baptise? If so, did you like it? I would love an honest opinion before I try it for myself. Thanks!

a. said...

I haven't tried Baptiste. There is only one studio here in Seattle that I know of that has it and it's not near me and it's hard to park near the studio. But my best friend from high school used to do Baptiste when she lived in Boston and she loved it. The only complaint she had was that the classes tended to be really crowded, but take that with a grain of salt because it was a few years ago.
From what I've read about Baptiste, it sounds interesting and I would like to try it at some point. I got a Gilt City special for the Bar Method so I'll be giving that a try at some point in the near-ish future...