Well, I'm quite sure I'm going to hurt in places tomorrow that I probably didn't know I even worked tonight. I'm looking forward to it! Tomorrow is Bikram again.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Day 2: Spleen Damage
I didn't really hurt my spleen. It's sort of a joke between me and regular Andy. The first time he tried Bikram he said afterwards "I think I crapped my spleen out halfway through class". He's so deadpan when he says these things. Cracks me up. So on the menu for tonight was 5:30 90 min Moksha Flow with English-accent-I'm-going-to-kick-your-butt Mark. He was a tough tough Bikram instructor. Guess what. He's still pretty tough teaching Moksha! The 90 minute flow was just hard. I was so impressed with the strength, endurance and flexibility of some of these yogis, just like when I'm taking a Bikram class and see awesome postures in there. One of the postures entails standing on one leg, while holding the toe of your other leg and swinging the sucker straight out to the side (I can't do that FYI) and then extending your opposite arm and looking in the opposite direction of your extended leg. Looks like something a dancer would do. (I can't do that FYI!!). So now, my new obsession, besides being able to fully get my head down in standing heed to knee in Bikram is that posture. Wish I knew what it was called. I did almost all of the series. I say almost all, because towards the end when they started to do the very evil "down dog, plank, chataranga, updog and do it super fast" series I pooped out and ended up sitting on my knees for a minute. That series is hard for me. In part because I'm quite sure I'm not doing it correctly, thus don't look anything near graceful, and quite frankly don't like it. Perhaps when I learn how to execute it properly it will grow on me.