Monday, April 25, 2011

Shut up and breathe

Me: "F@#k it's hot in here!"
Me back to me: "Well done Captain Obvious, you are in Bikram after a four week absence.  Now shut up and breathe"

Shut up and breathe I did.  Looking at myself in the mirror in wonder at my flexibility being in tact but not my strength.  I had to constantly remind myself not to sink into my joints.  That has never been a problem before.  Strange how the one thing I didn't start with (flexibility) stays with me now after my breaks.

After class I lay there and a bikram-ism popped into my mind "operation successful, all patients dead" and a huge smile played across my face.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Dear hot room,
I have not visited you in 3 and 1/2 weeks.
My yoga bag is packed.
I have smart water.
I have emergen-c packets.
I'm hydrating NOW for a class 22 hours from now.
I must confess, I feel something strange about our upcoming visit.  It feels a bit like......fear.