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Bikram Yoga 30 Day Challenge: Day 4

Today has been a breakthrough day for me.  I feel good and I am so happy that I committed to taking the 30 day challenge.  It is already making a big difference.

Day 4:  Back to Basics

Today I realized that I have been starting off ALL WRONG for every practice that I've ever had!  I think that I always KNEW that I was warming up improperly.  The breathing exercise never felt quite "right" to me. Not until TODAY.  I finally learned to breathe.  This probably sounds pretty stupid.  It really is something that you have to be mindful of. For me, using proper breathing techniques while practicing Bikram Yoga made a world of difference.  As crazy as I may sound... I didn't realize until I did it RIGHT that I had been doing it WRONG.  I had my strongest practice today. Breathing = BASIC!  Energizing & relaxing.  Today was a breakthrough day for sure!

I worked under Eeva's instruction today.  I still find my balance off a bit and I get wobbly in some of the postures. Even though I am only into my 4th class... I DO have more stamina to get more out of each pose.  I made it through the standing series and even attempted the Camel pose. Usually I get super nauseous and don't like the dizzy feeling that I get.  I'll work on overcoming that but for now I'm just proud of myself for not resorting to Savasana to calm myself.

Today's Saturday class seemed more full than the prior classes but that was OK.  

I am excited to face another class tomorrow morning. One of Eeva's messages today is that our practices are affected by what we eat & drink, how we sleep (or don't sleep), and even how we interact with others on a daily basis.