Posts Tagged ‘Fixed Firm Pose’

Day 120 – Heavy Breather

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Fixed Firm pose or Supta-Vajrasana

Fixed Firm pose or Supta-Vajrasana 8/10/10

So I do my best to really not be annoyed when someone is breathing so loud the whole room can hear them (over the fans that are spitting out all the hot air, mind you), but I couldn’t focus on me until floor postures yesterday until I was able to get far enough away from the heavy breather. I’ve been told by my boyfriend that heavy breathers don’t know they’re breathing heavy but I have no idea how you couldn’t hear it. The annoyance factor is so bad that I get this feeling throughout my body that I want to scream and wonder if the instructor had actually touched me if I would have.

Today’s posture is Fixed Firm pose or Supta-Vajrasana pose which I’m really struggling with because my knees are so tight. It isn’t a pretty site.  Actually, I haven’t progressed much since the photo that was taken on 8/10/10.  I am frustrated because my doctor told me that my knee problem was something like “Theatre seater knee syndrome” which is just ridiculous, because they hurt in a number of areas – not only when I am sitting down.  I will just push through it though as I don’t feel like beating a dead horse.

So overall class was OK yesterday. I was highly distracted and class seemed to drag on because of my annoyance factor.

Hopefully Friday will be better.

Namaste.

Day 91 – Super Friday Fun Day!

Friday, July 16th, 2010
Supta-vajrasana or fixed firm pose

Supta-vajrasana or fixed firm pose 5/12/10

As I am going through these posts, I just realized that it might be time for another photo session because I am already at Supta-vajrasana or fixed firm pose, so that means I don’t have a lot of photos left.

As usual, Friday delivered like it always does – flew by and was a great class.  Aaron really does go warp speed through the class and it is funny that he used to annoy me so much, because now I sorta want to hug him, I enjoy his classes so much.

Supta-vajrasana or fixed firm pose

Supta-vajrasana or fixed firm pose 5/12/10

Today’s pose is Supta-vajrasana or fixed firm pose and honestly, I cannot get that far in this pose anymore.  I don’t know what it is, but I have got super tight hips and I can barely get my butt to touch the ground when I place it between my heals.  Not sure why that is, but it ain’t pretty.  And honestly, based on these photos, I think it is obvious that I wasn’t ready to go as far down as I am. 

Nonetheless, I hope my tight ass hips decide they want to open up sometime soon because I really do love this posture when you can be laying down in it with your arms above your head criss-crossed (you don’t stop…). 

I asked about Saturday classes yesterday and they told me that they were really busy, which of course, totally doesn’t make me want to attend them!  So I will be going again on Monday.

How often do you go to yoga classes?

Namaste.

Day 59 – Losen Up Already!

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Fixed Firm Pose or Supta-Vaharasana on 2/22/10

Fixed Firm Pose or Supta-Vaharasana on 2/22/10

How’s that for a crotch shot?  Sorry, I couldn’t resist. 

I am really sick of how tight I am in the morning I want to losen up already.  I am not a fan of getting up any earlier – I already get up at 6am – which is sorta against my religion as it is.  So getting up any earlier is out of the question.  I just don’t want to go to the afternoon class.  But I always figure with the 90 minute classes that I will have more success getting into positions, but I don’t really.

Today there were only 5 cars in the parking lot when I pulled in, which means that there are only 3 people in class – because the other two cars belong to the instructor and the desk-checker-iner person.

Fixed Firm Pose or Supta-Vaharasana on 2/22/10

Fixed Firm Pose or Supta-Vaharasana on 2/22/10

But that soon changed.  3 or 4 more people walked right before class started.  One of them was that lady that breaths like Darth Vadar.  I really want to know if she has been trained in Bikram Yoga.  I do not know why she purposely breathes like Darth Vadar.  It drives me nuts and also makes me really weak because she sounds like she needs to get an inhaler for asthma.  I have sports induced asthma, so maybe that’s why I can relate.

Fixed Firm Pose or Supta-Vaharasana on 1/8/10

Fixed Firm Pose or Supta-Vaharasana on 1/8/10

Today’s pose is Fixed Firm Pose or Supta-Vaharasana.  I used to be a lot better at this.  Well, maybe not.  My back used to get all the way down to the floor, but only if my knees spread apart – which is not how this Bikram yoga pose is done.  Nonetheless, I feel stupid with where I can go in this pose at the moment and hope it improves. 

I do have a  gut feeling that one day this tightness is going to go away and I will be a master of disaster in all of these Bikram yoga postures.  Ah, the thrills of a good imagination.  Namaste.

Day 27 – Bloated

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

I have been off of birth control for over a year.  I originally got off of it because of holisitic practioner’s recommendations that I do so to get over my Graves disease.  As a result, I am more aware of when my body is bloated and when it is not and let me tell you, it isn’t too much fun!  But it is nice to be more aware of my body.

Fixed Firm Pose

Fixed Firm Pose

Today’s pose is the Fixed Firm Pose.  From the photo, it looks like my belly is huge, almost pregnant in nature.  I assure you that it is huge, but not pregnant in nature.  Because of the looseness of my t-shirt, it looks like my back is flat on the ground.  Although it should be flat on the ground, it is not.  It is arched upwards, hence the appearance of the prego belly.  My knees should be squeezed together and touching the ground.  I haven’t nailed that yet.  And since my knees will not stay on the ground, I have decided that I don’t go this far in this posture right now.  I need to get my knees looser so that they will lie flat on the ground before I can turn it into one of the advanced yoga poses.

Today’s class seemed packed.  I counted.  There were 18 people including me.  It really is strange how some days it is 5-6 people and other days it is 18.  I tell you what, though, as long as I get in the front row, I don’t seem to mind about all the other folks around me.  Again, it goes back to my dad’s paperweight, “If you aren’t the lead dog, the view never changes.”  And that’s the truth – I don’t care to look at other people’s asses and crouches…so all the better if I am in the front row!  And I know that you aren’t supposed to look at that stuff, but I do.  Okay?  I DO!

Namaste!