One of my benefits of yoga is that I become much more intune with my body, including my senses. I tried a new Bikram place yesterday. I have to say I wasnt entirely impressed. This Bikram studio is supposed to be top of the line, and their prices reflect it. I signed up for a "try it out week" for $25, so I figured I better get bang for my buck and get back there again today. hmmm, ok, really one of my best friends told me to get my butt back in it!
Yesterday I left the class feeling so-so. Not good, not terrible; it had been a rough class for me in general. But today was "WOW." My breathing was on track, my body responded to what I asked it to do. I felt awesome going through my standing poses.
Then I laid on my map for first floor shivasna I started to smell something... it was a pretty empty class so there was no one within 5 feet of me. I conceded it had to be me. Im not sure if my body was getting out some built up toxins, or if I usually dont smell as well, but man did I stink! I also felt the drops of sweat pouring down my body. I felt water dripping down the skin on my back, stomach, neck, ankles, elbows... It made my body feel alive. It made me smile every time I smelled my stinky self or felt that sweat dripping down.
I think Im finally starting to get it! My favorite part of the new place; showers! I thoroughly enjoyed smelling fresh and yummy all the way home.
February 8th: 70 minutes walking, 90 minutes hot yoga
February 9th: 30 minutes walking, 90 minutes hot yoga