Thursday, January 6, 2011

Peanut Butter

Today, during pranayama breathing, the teacher said to imagine that you are in peanut butter... :)

Hmm...for some reason the term "Bikram Butter" is a little gross....

Monday, December 20, 2010


Today the teacher, who was excellent, said to turn over "onto your stomachs" for cobra. Made me laugh...I imagined a room full of cows doing yoga, as cows are in possession of several stomachs.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Eventually, In the Future

One day, "you can do anything for 10 seconds" will become "you can do anything."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

3 Days to Gogol

No yoga today, and I miss it already. I can't wait to go tomorrow after class to let myself go in the hot room.

On Wednesday I am going to see Gogol Bordello! They are my absolute favorite band and I am beyond excited; their music speaks to me like nothing else in the world. The show is going to be fucking incredible and crazy. My sister is coming with me in a we'll see how that goes, heh. Maybe I can get her to crowd surf. The show is at 9 PM so I will be completely exhausted in my classes on Thursday but it will sooooooo be worth it!

I think so many things, but when it is time to write I have nothing. Maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Yoga-Joy and Happiness!

Super tired, I don't even know why I'm up right now, but class was AMAZING today. Spectacular, prodigious, bloopity bloop. Went to the 4:30; really hot, great energy, everything was just so wonderful. I came out of class so happy. This is an exact photo of me at that moment:

And I made seitan today! And got sushi! So that was all exciting.

My focus was much better today because I was conscious of the fact that I haven't been focusing well in previous classes. But other than that, a pretty great, standard class.

Ok, time to sleep!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Despite, or Because Of

Got to the 6:30 class today, and I am so happy I did. I normally don't go to the 6:30 class even though my body responds to the yoga best at night (plus it's way hotter!) because I get home much later than I prefer to and it makes it more difficult to get to sleep. Due to car circumstances, however, along with other things, this was the class I ended up going to; and I am incredibly glad that I did.

There was a fantastic energy in the room, everyone was working to their maximum. I absolutely love the heat and my studio has a problem getting super hot, so I always appreciate the heat of the evening classes. Plus when I'm in kind of a shitty mood, I like my yoga to be so intense that I can't possibly focus on anything other than whatever posture I am in at that moment. It wasn't quite that hot today, but the heat was great regardless. Incredible.

For some reason I have had a hard time balancing in Standing Bow; I think it may be a combination of lack of focus and going farther than I'm used to, but mainly lack of focus unfortunately. Sometimes it's hard to get the mind reined in.

I got my head closer than I ever have in Standing Separate Leg Stretching, but still no forehead to the floor! In time it will happen, I'm sure.

In Locust I got my both legs up pretty high, I haven't gotten them that high in a while. It was nice! But in the separate leg part of it, for some reason my legs don't seem to be up as high. In Floor Bow today though, I actually had my knees in line with my shoulders, two wheels in one base. I've been working really hard on that and it was nice to get it today, although tomorrow will probably be much different.

All in all, a fantastic class. I can't wait to go back to class tomorrow. I truly love this yoga. It may not get rid of whatever I'm feeling, but it sure helps a whole hell of a lot.