I started trial yesterday. Trial is draining. Even though you’re in court for a standard work day, you have to be on your toes the whole time, thinking, talking and focusing. By the end of the day, I was wiped.
I decided to rejuvinate with a Bikram Yoga class. I was making it to yoga fairly regularly (about once a week) over the winter. Then things got busier with work, and I haven’t been since the end of January. I was worried that the lapse would mean that my body was no longer used to the heat, and I’d spend the whole class getting adjusted. That was luckily not the case. The heat was comfortable for me and I had a very productive workout.
My favorite pose of the Bikram sequence is standing bow pose. I can’t do many of the complicated poses– a toe stand is entirely beyond my capabilities and I have no hope of successfully executing the standing head-to-knee pose anytime soon. But I’ve got a darn good handle on standing bow. I love the feeling of kicking my leg up, charging forward, stretching out. I feel like a graceful and strong ballerina, even though I’m hopeless with dance.
My standing bow pose at last night’s class was excellent. I kicked my leg high. I stretched my arm forward. I felt strong. I felt accomplished. It was a good class.
What’s your favorite pose?