I don't feel like I'm on day 54, but rather much more like I've just begun this practice. It's really hard and I'm not very good at it and I don't think I ever will be. I hurt my back about a week ago. I don't know how I did it, and the injury is … Continue reading Bikram 54
Today I completed my 50th class in 50 days, so I'm at the halfway point in this journey, this experiment that I am carrying on. As I mentioned before, I haven't lost an ounce but have changed sizes. My jeans fit much looser around the waist, hips, and thighs. I'm not trying to lose weight, … Continue reading 50 at 50: Fires of the Mind
Have not lost an ounce. Down a dress size. Love the way my jeans fit. Bought a new pair of "hot yoga," Hawaiian print shorts. Love my body.
Fortuitously, my countdown in bikram coincides with the day of the month, at least through January. So, today is January 3 as well as the 43rd day of my bikram practice. What is different? Sivasana. Yes! Already! It still hurts, sometimes, to "relax" on my back on the floor, because my muscles, long trained to … Continue reading Where Did My Back Pain Go? Bikram Day 43
Oy! Yoga kicked my asana today. I did two classes in a row, beginning at four this afternoon. Throughout the first part of the first class, I felt sick to my stomach, but found relief by finding my eyes in the mirror and repeating my mantra, "I am." In the second session, I felt … Continue reading Tossed in the Waves: Bikram Day 38