Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 6 - My Body Cries, "Ooh, that hurts, but thank you very much!"

Day 6 ~ 2010 April 06 ~ 6:00AM ~

Six days of yoga and I felt a little stiff today. My balance was pretty off during the Standing Bow Pulling Pose, but I did well during the Balancing Stick. My Eagle Pose was not ideal today, and I appreciated the corrections my instructor told me during class.

You just never know what you're gonna get, how your practice is going to turn out. I think this is what makes me a Bikram Yoga junkie. It's the same 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises day after day, whether you're in a studio in Canada, the U.S., or the Philippines. One might get fed up with the routine, but amazingly enough, this is not the case with me, as my body keeps me on my toes, keeps me guessing, and keeps surprising me with little accomplishments. Gaining half an inch in my back bends, or half an inch to finally locking my knee during the Hands to Feet Pose. And the sweating, oh the sweating. It feels so good to sweat. After having my water and shower, boy, I feel like a million least. The body may feel sore, may feel some stiffness and pain, but really, it is whispering a sincere "Thank You" for giving it the gift of Yoga. Namaste.

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