Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 70: It's Perfect Bikram Weather

5pm up at Summerlin. Owner Stephanie was teaching. I signed in and went in the room to lay my mat down. Ahhhhhhh. Heat, humidity, perfection. I quickly sent up a silent plea for the class to be better than last night. Somebody was listening. The cinderblock arms and legs were gone, replaced by my limber Bikram limbs. Yoga body is back! Yay! The class went pretty well overall with one highlight. Second set of standing bow, first side Steph looked over at me and started coaching me. Get your body down more Michelle. More! Body down even more! Each time she said it I went just a tiny bit further, still able to breathe and luckily not falling out. By the last "more" it felt like my body was not going to go down any further. I put more power in the kick, stretched my arm out further, exhaled and made it down a bit more. My eyes widened a bit in the mirror, a little surprised at a new feeling in my spine. It's hard to explain, but I felt something in my lower spine, something like a "hey there, I just went somewhere new!" After saying change Steph paused and said "that was really good Michelle, your feet were lined up" So that means for once I was kicking pretty darn straight up and not tilting over to the side as I sometimes tend to do. What a great feeling! Hard to believe we are now just down to a 30 day challenge +1. I guess that means it's time for me to get serious about the three classes I have to make up. I have my daughter this weekend, so it will have to be the weekend after.


  1. Isn't it wonderful when one takes the chance to go somewhere new in the postures!
    I am so happy for you that you had this experience.
    You will make up the 3 classes, it's a piece of a cake!

  2. Wonderful! I love that feeling!! We make teeny tiny progress every day that we cannot see and then one day: KA-BLAM! We are somewhere new!

  3. It sounds like your progress has been on an upward swing lately! That's awesome. Do you attribute it to the challenge?

  4. Wow. You have worked through so much during the Challenge. You should be so proud of yourself! Strong work Michelle!