I’m still alive!

Day 53. I’ve made it to every class these last few days with little energy leftover. Hence my absence on the blog since last week.

With only one week to go, I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Overall, I’m not sure if I’ve made huge strides in my practice or my body or even my life. I can definitely say that I’ve gained more self confidence since aiming for this lofty goal.

I’m a bit frustrated that I haven’t lost any weight over the last two months but I have lost some jiggle in certain places.

Some of my poses have improved as well. I recently had a breakthrough on my fixed firm posture. Here’s what it should look like:

Photo credit: Bikram Yoga Sacramento

I’m getting better. My backside couldn’t even touch the floor at the beginning of the challenge. Now, not only is it touching, but I can lay back and grab my elbows with minimal ankle pain. Success!

My worst posture, and this is a tough choice because there are a few, is standing head to knee. I’ve mentioned this guy before:

Photo credit: Bikram Yoga Sacramento

I can achieve both parts of this posture on my right leg but not my left. I love the sciatic stretch in this pose. My long term goal is to find balance on my left leg so that I could do it on that side as well. The Doppler doesn’t allow it. Yet.

*Side note: I found these pictures on the Bikram Yoga Sacramento website. I thought it was a great depiction of all the Bikram postures. Thanks, Sacramento!

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2 thoughts on “I’m still alive!

  1. ed February 27, 2012 / 10:35 pm

    how does one get into the standing knee pose? do you start foot in hand with a bent leg and extend the leg out to straight? then head to knee?

  2. Mac September 10, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    You clasp your hands together, bend over and put your hands under your foot and pick it up in front of you and straighten it. All the time keeping the other knee locked

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