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Day 68 – Limber In The Afternoon

Monday, May 10th, 2010
Spine Twisting Pose

Spine Twisting Pose 2/22/10

What is it about afternoon classes?  I am so much more limber!  Sure gives me hope!  In the morning sometimes I think that I haven’t gotten anywhere but today I really enjoyed being in my body.  It felt good and it felt limber.

I went to the 4:30 afternoon class with Bill.  It was PACKED.  Thank goodness I got my favorite spot – the front right corner.  Otherwise I would have felt really claustrophobic today.

The woman next to me today reminded me of the smell of cat’s breathe.  I determined after too many whifs (breathing through your nose in yoga when someone smells next to  you – is not fun!) that she must have not bathed for awhile or her clothes had not been washed.  Whatever the case, it was disgusting and I need to make a plea to all yoga people.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE wash yourself and your clothing, your towels, etc. between yoga sessions.  There is no reason, especially in a HOT YOGA class to subject your innocent bystander of a neighbor to your odors.

Spine Twisting Pose

Spine Twisting Pose 2/22/10

Today’s pose is Spine Twisting Pose – yet another pose that I used to be a lot better at before this belly.  Don’t know why I cannot grab my foot with my hand in this pose like I used to be able to do.  I’ll keep trying! 

Bill and I have a photo session planned for after class on Wednesday.  I am not going to yoga tomorrow because I need to focus on work as I have a huge deadline this week.  I’ll be back on Wednesday.  Namaste.

Day 34 – Companionship

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Spine Twisting Pose

Spine Twisting Pose

My boyfriend, Bill, said that he wanted to go to yoga with me today, so I didn’t go until the 4:30pm class!  It was rough going in the down part of my day, but I tell you, I could go a lot further in the Bikram yoga postures than I can at 6:30am. It was nice to have Bill in class.  The instructor was the one from Russia who always corrects my triangle pose.  I have never understood why she corrects it (as it doesn’t feel any harder when she does – feels like I am not doing anything), but Bill said because I don’t have my hips right.  So that’s interesting.

I am not a big fan of the bigger classes,which is usually the case for the evening or night classes.  But Bill and I snagged a spot in the front of the room, so it was OKAY.

So the good news is that after class, Bill took a whole new round of photos – which will start tomorrow.

Spine Twisting Pose

Spine Twisting Pose

I am going to do my best to remember to include the photo taken in January with the photo taken today, so hopefully you can see the progression in my body changing and my Bikram yoga poses.

So today’s photo and the last of the first set series, is the spine twisting pose.  I used to be able to completely grab onto my knee in this pose, but am not there yet…even today am not there yet.  When I see other folks do this pose, it doesn’t seem like they are trying at all…whereas there are a select few that are trying.  Do you try really hard in this pose?

Namaste.