Skip to main content

Review: 30 Day Challenge SLC Bikram Yoga: Week 2

I'm half-way through my Bikram Yoga 30 day challenge! Woo hoo! Is it weird to say that it's going by fast? Well, Everyday doesn't feel like that. For the majority of my classes, I have felt pretty focused, with the 90 minutes going by effortlessly. Every once in awhile I've had some yoga classes where I've felt like it will never end. During these classes I feel off; poses seem harder to hold, and the instructor seems like they forgot to tell us to stop and switch sides. My frustration then leads to impatience and doubt.

These obstacle classes have taught me some perseverance. I am learning to let that negativity go and just get on with it. Basically thinking, I'm here, this is my time, work your butt off, and do with what you've got today.

Today was one of those days where I felt as if I could throw in the towel early. I wasn't planning on leaving, but I thought of sitting some poses out. I had some decent excuses in my head. But when it came time to do them I just did them. When I came to some poses that feel like slow death at times, aka the spine strengthening series, (lol!) I took one pose at a time and let myself be in the present rather than thinking, "really, is there REALLY 50 minutes left?" I finished class today feeling great, knowing I didn't give up. AND I am going back again tonight! Well, to make up for my missed Sunday class. ;)

One of the wonderful things about Bikram yoga is that under the scary face it seems to portray, it really isn't scary. If you think you can't do it before you even take class, you are lying and setting yourself up for failure. Be positive! Sure, it may be a little difficult at first, but it gets better! You can do it!!! In one of my first classes I looked around and noticed various body types/sizes and ages. Some of these aged, dedicated men and women are in their 60's and 70's! Amazing! And many are there daily! Inspiring? I'd say so! Btw, through these aged yogis I noticed many of them using the ballet barre in the back. Bikram is known for not using props. Cat's out of the bag Bikram....I would call that a prop! ;) You do want to be in the back row if you may need it, just FYI. ;)

Physically I can't believe some of the changes that are occurring for myself in such a short amount of time. I haven't measured, but I can tell you I notice a difference in muscle tone in my body. I noticed after the first week! I also feel really strong and am excited to see this through to the end of my 30 days.

There will be more to come next week and in my daily posts on SLC Bikram's facebook page. Check it out! Make some good, healthy changes in your life today! Try the intro course and give yourself an honest shot. Also enter the amazing Bikram giveaway that ends tomorrow! It's a 5 day pass to use within (I think) a 90 day time period. If you have any questions or have any helpful comments please feel free to share. I'd love to hear any inspiring quotes you may have lying around as well. ;)
See the previous Bikram Yoga posts here.

Aimee

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

GIVEAWAY: ERGObaby Carrier! -CLOSED-

Winner I have carried my little boy in a baby carrier since he was born. I love the convenience of strapping him in and not worrying about the hassle of a bulky stroller. It's also a comfort to hold my little guy close and safe. When I had the chance to review the ERGObaby carrier, I was thrilled to try something that could extend my baby wearing days. My first test was a true one...Costco. I admit that I didn't really look at the directions when I put the carrier on in the parking lot. But I didn't need to! After one look at a picture in the user manual, I strapped my 20 pound boy in, placed my little girl in the shopping cart, and started on my way through the aisles of Costco. I immediately noticed that the carrier more evenly distributed my son's weight than my normal carrier and held my boy high so my legs weren't bumping into his. This made it significantly easier to tote him around the store. Indeed my normal trips to Costco are exhausting. But

GIVEAWAY: Lawry's Gift Pack!! -CLOSED-

Winner YUM!  I used a seasoning packet to make a Chimichurri Burrito Casserole and it was SO good!  I've always liked Lawry's products and I'm excited to try them all! Also I LOVE skewers!  We had a family get together a couple weeks ago and everyone brought meat and vegetables to put on skewers.  I wish I took pictures because they were so pretty!  :)  As you know from some of my previous food photos...sometimes good food ain't as easy on the eyes..lol  --Burrito casserole was also good lookin'. :) The Lawry's Gift Pack includes everything pictured above -Marinating Dish with cover -Set of skewers -Lawry's two new Marinades     Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ     Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato -Lawry's New Seasoning Mixes     Asian Style Beef & Broccoli     Chimichurri Burrito Casserole     Mediterranean Sundried Tomato & Garlic Chicken     Tuscan Style Chicken Marsala with Garlic & Basil -Lawry's Seasoning Salt Here's how t

GIVEAWAY: $45 CSN Stores GIft Code! - CLOSED-

Winner As always CSN Stores is a great place to find just about anything.  They have a pretty cool laptop messenger bag for $45 that ships for FREE!  I've had great success using CSN Stores.  I've received everything pretty fast and just like I expected.  I hear they have great hassle free returns, but I haven't had to test that yet. :) You can seriously get lost looking around their 200+ online stores!  This Table top easel is also $45 and ships FREE, as most (but not all) items do. Or you can get all types of yoga equipment....and on and on.. CSN Stores is giving away a $45 Gift Code!! open to U.S. and Canada residents.  Code can be used at any of the 200+ stores. Here's how to enter:  PLEASE READ! This is a new way from what I've been doing, hopefully it will be easier. 1.  Leave ONE comment on this post stating what you would like to buy from CSN Stores after visiting their site. 2.    PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM TO ENTER GIVEAWAY . Additional Ent