60 to 90 minute yoga classes: 6 out of the 8 days
20-30 minutes of home yoga practice: 2 out of the 8 days
I am so proud of myself and to be honest, I feel really amazing. Mind, Body, Spirit, yes. I used to hate Bikram Hot Yoga style classes but after forcing myself to go several days in a row, I now crave it. I am super excited about this, and it’s one of those things that I’m kind of kicking myself about, having waited this long to get back into a regular daily physical yoga practice. I taught multiple yoga classes a week from 1998-2000. I taught a few classes here and there for the next few years but found motherhood + yoga teaching was not a good mix (for one, it’s not highly profitable). But what I miss so much about my yoga teaching years is how good I felt and how healthy I was. So I’m feeling myself grow a little bit more in that way currently, and I like it.
Updates on Days 6-8 for anyone who is still reading:
Day 6: Restorative home practice. We had some home projects going on because it was Sunday, and I prioritized that over trying to make it to yoga class – so this day was just a restorative day.
Day 7: Bikram Hot Yoga – Loved this class. It was a Bikram 60 minute instead of a 90 minute class, so we held the standing postures one time only. I sailed through, and really liked the pace. I’m still working my way up to the Bikram 90 routine.
Day 8: Hot Vinyasa Flow – Oh how I love this teacher but the room is just soooo hot and for me, it’s too hot, humid, and stuffy in there to practice Vinyasa Flow. At least in Bikram you hold and release, hold and release, but doing some advanced flow series and postures and sweating so much, I just couldn’t handle it. I had to take a few minutes to lay down during class.
Another thing I’m noticing – the heat and sweat has made my skin really smooth and moisturized. They say that we release toxins through our skin and I can feel some good healing going on.