Life by Cynthia: Bikram Yoga 30 Day Challenge: Day 2

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bikram Yoga 30 Day Challenge: Day 2

I still came back for more after what felt like a torturous 90 minutes last night. I struggled with dizziness, nausea, and fatigue on Day 1.

Day 2: Improvement!

Today was much better for me & my practice.  I was able to complete the entire standing series. My nemeses has always been Ustrasana – Camel Pose. So by the time we reached this posture I was a bit fearful and felt a little dizzy (not to mention EXHAUSTED) so I remained in Savasana.

On day 2 we worked with Eeva Bernardo (pictured).  It was my first time taking her class. She is supportive and encouraging. I didn't tell her it was my only my 2nd day back when she acknowledged newcomers.  I didn't want to draw attention to myself.  A highlight to my workout was hearing her say "good job Labrador" (my last name). It was just the push that I needed to keep on going!

It turns out that I didn't need to tell her that I was new as she was in last night's class practicing. She remembered us. I was embarrassed that she witnessed my first day struggle but encouraged when she told my sister & I that we had shown improvement as compared to the prior night.

I was definitely better prepared for class on Day 2.  I kept myself properly hydrated during the day. I stopped eating by 2:30. I was determined to do better this time.  Every practice is different as each day is different.  I was glad to hear this bit of truth from Eeva and will keep that in mind each time I enter the yoga studio.

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