Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bikram Kicks Cold to the Curb

Hi everyone! Hope your Sunday is going well so far. Little rainy out there right now and I guess it's supposed to switch over to snow later. Whatever. I've surrendered to winter knowing that it won't last forever.

Anyway, so if you read my blog yesterday you know I was not feeling well. I was having an internal fight with myself about whether I should go to Bikram or not. Well, as the day went on I felt worse and worse. My head felt like it might explode at any minute. Not a particularly good feeling. So I decided against yoga.

This morning? Well that's a whole other story my friends! I woke up still not feeling great but decided at this point the very best thing I could do for myself was head to class. So off I went to the 10am with Sherie. I arrived at 9:30am and could already tell this was going to be yet another packed house. Still lots of new people hanging on. Mat to mat with I would say around the 48 mark again. Got a nice spot up front in the corner. Class was very good. It was hot. Very hot and there was amazing energy in the room. And these new people? They are good! They try so hard and I didn't see many of them sitting out postures. Good for them!!!

Due to my little cold I was feeling a little weak at times but pushed on. i've never sat out a posture and a little cold was not about to make me do that now! Sherie gave me some awesome corrections. I love corrections and will always listen and try my hardest to get it right. By Tree/Toe Stand you could just hear the sweat dripping off people onto their mats. We were raining. Sherie commented it sounded like the Rain Forest. And it did! It's a good sound. Fans came on and you know what? It didn't bother me at all! Felt good not to be fighting with them. I was happy to hit the floor for Savasana. I totally let my body sink into the floor and recharge.

Floor series was good if a little weak for me. Just make it Camel...I kept saying...and all will be good. And it was. We arrive at final breathing and I'm thinking my body is very happy to have sweated out some of this cold. I swear I always come out of that room feeling better. When I got home I was a touch more tired than usual, but many of the cold symptoms have all but disappeared. My shower felt so, so....soooo good. Yes it did. Oh Bikram...I love you so. Have I said that lately? Because I really do. And good, solid, strong teachers, you got give them credit too! They are the ones who lead us through our practice, who motivate us, who joke with us, who make us smile when we want to frown. Class after class they are the ones who say such inspirational and thought provoking things. Quincy Bikram Yoga teachers...Thank you!

Mimi, Maria, Chris, Audrey, Hannane, Sherie...You all rock and deserve a big thank you from all of us! You truly touch lives and help so many. You probably are getting through to more people than you know.

Alright people I do believe that's a wrap. Our company has a Holiday for Martin Luther King tomorrow. Yay! A Monday off!  Right now the biggest decision I have to make for tomorrow is whether to head to the 9:30am Bikram or the 4:30pm. I'm aiming for the 9:30 but we'll see what the morning brings.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening!

Cheers and hugs from Boston...Traci


  1. ah, it sooooo does work! Way to kick that cold to the curb girlie!!

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