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Day 6 – Back In The Studio

Monday, January 11th, 2010

I was actually pretty excited to get back in the studio today.  I think I woke up at 4am, and then tried to go back to bed.  I was ready to stretch and have my heart beat fast and be in a warm room doing it!

Half Moon Pose

Half Moon Pose

There is something about that warm/hot room in the winter that makes it sooo inviting.  I fear that it will not be as inviting this summer, however.

Speaking of looking forward, today I signed the contract for 12 months of yoga for $90/month.  So I am totally financially committed now as well.  It sort f makes me anxious, but keeping this blog will keep me dedicated to the goal of getting my body back in shape.

To the right, you’ll notice that I am doing the half moon pose.  This photo is from the photo shoot we did on day 5.  I have been told I have a decent Half Moon Pose, however, this one is horrible.  Since I didn’t have a mirror, I couldn’t tell where my hips were.  They aren’t aligned and look horrible.  I think next time I do this photo shoot, I might have to do it after a session of yoga, as I am also not terribly limber in this pose.  I did such a better job this morning in class!

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class Book

You can get a better idea of how this pose is supposed to look by having a look through Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class.  It is a great book that shows the basic yoga poses of Bikram’s class and includes advanced Bikram yoga postures as well.  I reference it all the time. 

So back to class this morning…since it’s Monday, the class was only 60 minutes, which is always refreshing, but at the same time, my first round of some of the basic yoga poses doesn’t go as deep as I would like them to go, so I would appreciate a second round.  I guess I will get that chance tomorrow.

I do not know the name of the instructor that taught today.  He has a very sexy voice, so it is nice to hear that when you are concentrating in your postures.  The instructor is usually a student in the class, so I am not sure if the regular teacher didn’t show or what!  But no complaints, I like his class and think he does an excellent job.  Lisa is tomorrow.  Love her classes!

Day 5 – At Home

Friday, January 8th, 2010
Standing Deep Breathing Pose

Standing Deep Breathing Pose

In an effort to save some money and capture a few photos, I decided to do my practice at home today. The reason that staying home is saving money is because my 1-month unlimited package ran out yesterday, so I would have had to buy a new one today!

Actually, the studio I go to allows you to do a auto-pay. You can do it for 12 months or for 6 months. I am going to sign up for 12 because of this blog. So I am locked in for 12 months at $90 bucks a month.

Bill (my boyfriend) took pictures as I went through all the 26 Bikram yoga poses. I will start posting them as I go through my posts so you can see where I am and then perhaps after 26 days, then I will post them all in a row. My goal is to show how much I have progressed into the advanced yoga positions.

I cannot begin to tell you how humiliating this is for me to post these photos! I am so fat and not to mention that I wasn’t as limber because it is something like -14 degrees outside. I have a home built in 1940, and it lets in a lot of cold air, so it’s like 68 degrees or colder in my house compared to the hot yoga room that is 105 degrees! Man, that sounds nice right now.

So that’s it for this week.  Stay tuned for next week, the yoga studio is going a New Year’s challenge that I think begins on the 17th – I need to get more details, but something about if I commit to yoga 3, 4 or 5 times a week and make it that many times, then they will enter me into a drawing for a prize.  I love to be rewarded for a job well-done, so I am totally going to participate.