28 Mar 2013
Today Hollie and I finally kept our yoga appointment. After almost 11 days of my ‘cycle’ I was desperate to get some action of any kind. Armed with my brand new yoga mat (the cats aren’t getting to THIS one!), and my trusty Hydro Flask, I was ready!
Got there 20min early and signed up for my unlimited month (yay living social!). Found a great spot right in front of the teacher’s stand and started stretching. Immediately the 106° heat helped me feel a difference in my flexibility. I took advantage.
Between the teacher Barbara and my own need to prove I could still ‘do it,’ I pushed myself hard. I did have to sit out of the last two standing poses, which I lamented; but next time!
Although I thoroughly enjoyed myself, Hollie had a very different opinion about the whole experience. When Barbara asked if we were ‘getting a divorce or staying together,’ Hollie immediately shouted ‘divorce!’ :p
I, however, cannot wait to perfect my Dandayamana-Dhanurasana!
A note about Bikram Yoga: Bikram Yoga’s twenty-six posture exercises systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber, restoring all systems to healthy working order. No other workout I know of works out every aspect of the body at once (flexibility, cardio, muscular and nervous systems). The heat allows you to further stretch without injuring yourself, and cleanses the body through a clean sweat.
A note about Hyrdo Flask: This water bottle was a gift from a friend for a Secret Santa. I have never seen such an amazing product! It is 100% BPA free; and with vacuum sealed insulation, I was pleasantly astonished to find my water ice cold even in 106° heat!! I highly recommend you check it out.