Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 65: Traveling Yogini

So tomorrow I leave town for two days on business. I already found the closest yoga studio to the hotel and have it all mapped out. Schedule printed and all.
Wish me luck!
As for today, I'm going to head up to Summerlin for a nice juicy Saturday class.....


**Update***
It's official. I have gone over the deepend. Instead of heading up to Summerlin for a nice juicy class, I pulled up the schedule of my old studio. There was a 1:30 Bikram with Dominique as the teacher then at 3:30 her husband Don was teaching Power Flow. I have never done Don's class but have heard good things about it. You already know the ending to this story. Yes, I went and did BOTH classes. The room wasn't warm enough for Bikram at 1:30 so we had to work a bit harder. It only got up to 100 by the end of class. It ended up feeling like a warm up class to open me up for Power Flow. I liked the Power Flow class, but not as much as Baptiste. They do alot of really crazy advanced stuff that I am very far away from. I'm glad I tried it though!

9 comments:

  1. Enjoy class today and your trip! I'll be back in there very soon :)

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  2. Enjoy your trip and to yoga in another studio!

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  3. oooh - tell us all about it. i can't wait to visit some studios when i go to MD/DC in a few weeks

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  4. i just talked to a friend about visiting her in DC... it's not even going to happen until mid-summer probably, but i'm already thinking, "oooh i can't wait to scope out the Bikram studios there!" safe travels!

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  5. Good luck and safe travels!

    Jules, If you're coming to Baltimore, check out my home studio Bikram Yoga Hampden!!

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  6. Haha - deepend for sure. Send me some of that double class mojo, eh? I need a boost!

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  7. BYC, I feel the same way. Almost went for a double today. But NO, the body will need a rest after 6 straight double days. :-) Maybe tomorrow...
    I guess take it as it comes. If you and your body is up for it at the moment then why not. I'm sure that feeling will change again sometime.

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  8. Can't wait to hear the updates from your visit to another studio!

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  9. "ayurveda" is a Sanskrit word that

    means "to join." Yoga, then, is union and the way to union. What do we join through yoga?First,

    we join our awareness to our own essential being: spirit that is consciousness.In yoga philosophy

    this is known as the atman or self. Next we join our finiteconsciousness to the Infinite

    Consciousness: God, the Supreme Self (Paramatman).In essence they are eternally one, and

    according to yogic philosophy all spirits originally dwelt in consciousness of that oneness. But

    in the descent into the material world for the purpose of evolving and extending its scope of

    consciousness, the individual spirit has lost its awareness of that eternal union, and therefore

    los the capacity to live in and manifest the union on a practical level.Through yoga the lost

    consciousness can be regained and actualized in the individual's practical life sphere. So

    profound and so necessary is yoga to the evolving consciousness, there is no more important

    subject in the world.Regarding this, a yogi-adept of the twentieth century, Dr. I. K. Taimni,

    remarked in his book The Science of Yoga: "According to the yogic philosophy it is possible to

    rise completely above the illusions and miseries of life and to gain infinite knowledge, bliss,

    and power through enlightenment here and now while we are still living in the physical body. And

    if we do not attain this enlightenment while we are still alive we will have to come back again

    and again into this world until we have accomplished this appointed task. So it is not a question

    of choosing the path of yoga or rejecting it. It is a question of choosing it now or in some

    future life. It is a question of gaining enlightenment as soon as possible and avoiding the

    suffering in the future or postponing the effort and going through further suffering which is

    unnecessary and avoidable. This is the meaning of Yoga Sutra 2:16: 'The misery which is not yet

    come can and is to be avoided.' No vague promise of an uncertain postmortem happiness this, but a

    definite scientific assertion of a fact verified by the experience of innumerable yogis, saints,

    and sages who have trodden the path of yoga throughout the ages."

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