Posts Tagged ‘Trikanasana’

Day 111 – Highly Irritated

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Trikanasana or Triangle Pose 8/10/10

Trikanasana or Triangle Pose 8/10/10

I laid in bed this morning debating whether or not to get up for yoga. I finally did and was totally annoyed and irritated the whole time.

When I go to an evening class getting up for the morning one is pretty brutal – my body hurts and I have no energy. So I’ve tried to go to the afternoon ones and then the morning ones the next day so there’s more like 12 hours in between. I’ve gotta figure out what to do as I found going only to the 60 minute ones didn’t help in the weightloss department nor did they help in the flexibility department.

Today’s Bikram yoga pose is the Bikram Triangle or Trikanasana. Man, Julia really kicks my ASS in this pose. Julia was yesterday afternoon’s teacher. Today was Maria. I think why Julia really kicks my ass in this pose is because she holds warrior for so long. Standing in warrior really tests my strength and endurance.

Trikanasana or Triangle Pose 8/10/10

Trikanasana or Triangle Pose 8/10/10

I’m confident with my Bikram Triangle pose – I’d just like to have more strength which I think will build over time especially with the changing of teachers.

Namaste.

Day 82 – A Good Morning

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Trikanasana or Triangle Pose

Trikanasana or Triangle Pose

It felt good to sweat this morning.  I really am starting to get addicted to the feeling of endorphins, which is very exciting.

Today’s pose is Trikanasana or Triangle Pose.  I am doing fine in this posture – when my right knee is bent.  The left knee is another story as we all know.  In fact, I thought I would include photos of my x-rays for you guys to enjoy as well.  I thought it was really cool to see x-rays of my legs.  I have seen countless x-rays of my cat’s insides and even my mom’s dog’s body parts, but not my own.

My Legs

My Legs

Anyway, back to Yoga.  I had a pretty emotional day in Yoga today.  Not sure why really.  My period was last week, so it’s no pre-menstral crap.  Maybe it’s because Bill is in Austria for 2 weeks, and I miss him.  It’s weird that I miss him.  I am ususally very excited about being alone, but I wouldn’t mind having him around.  He’s been really supportive of my business venture lately and it has made me feel closer to him.

Also, the anniversairy of a death is coming up for a friend of mine’s dad.  Well, the friend and I don’t communicate anymore – but we were great buds in high school, so I spent a lot of time with her parents and adore them.  Her father died July 6th of last year and I was thinking of her mom today.  And thinking about how it’s stupid that I miss Bill for 2 weeks when her mom has missed her dad for over a year and maybe even longer than that since he suffered from cancer until his death.

My Left Knee

My Left Knee

I’d love to talk to her mom and see how she is to ease my pain, but I don’t think it would be wise as perhaps it isn’t something she cares to discuss.

Other than that, Yoga was great today and even though there were more people in there than I care to see in there at 6am, I didn’t seem to mind.  I got my spot up front and was able to block out everything else in the room.

There is an older man that stands in the corner spot in the front of the room and when we do certain postures, he cannot get his arms shooting up straight in the air.  Makes me wonder if my dad could.  I think this man’s shoulders are tight or something.  I am not really sure, but it looks either painful or frustrating!  I know I want to go over there and help him get them straight!  I hope he continues to come and that I see improvement, as that will encourage me to find the human body more amazing than I already think it is.  Namaste.