Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Day 10: The shorter the name of the posture, the harder it is

The teachers always say the postures with the insanely long names are the easiest, and the killers are the short one worders like "trikonasana" and "utstrasana" (triangle and camel).  I find that to be very true and in keeping with that saying I'll describe my class today.
5:30 with Mark, the director of our studio.
Stickler for form.
'nuf said.


  1. I am really enjoying your posts over the last year or so! (just started reading). I have been practicing Bikram yoga for only 3 weeks in combination with Weight Watchers.
    Some other ppl,. have said I need to also incorporate cardio activity into my weight 'release' plan. Personally, I feel like aI get a really great workout after Bikram (plus, I enjoy it unlike the treadmill). :) What are your thougts? Have your teachers told you anything?
    I haven't asked mine since I am still kind of new and just working on not vomiting during camel pose!
    Thanks so much for your posts!

  2. B~
    Thanks for reading my blog. I get all kinds of advice from "helpful" people as well, telling me I need to shake things up and do different exercises and cardio. These of course are people who don't know anything about bikram at all. I have been practicing for almost two years and here is my take on it: the standing series IS cardio. My work had a health fair yesterday and my resting pulse is 47 (it's always in the low 50's anyway). She asked if I was an athlete and I told her I practice yoga daily. Also, when I go jogging (very rarely, but sometimes on a nice Sunday afternoon after yoga it feels good!) I do not get out of breath....I'm in much better shape!
    So I just keep doing my Bikram, because it's what I love and I feel better than I ever have in my entire life! Best of luck with your practice, and I promise, you will learn to love camel. It's one of my favorites now, and yes, I had to push through the "I feel like I'm going to vomit" stuff also!