You should be SO proud of yourself!!! Whether you have never practiced Bikram Yoga or you know what you are getting yourself into...LOL....the fact that you show up is something to be celebrated. I talk with many many people inquiring about starting something new with Bikram Yoga. They have many valid concerns and fears, as did I when I first started practicing. As I do my best to ease their worries and answer all their questions, I often find myself teaching and being so impressed with all my students in front me, and I think about how much courage it took for them to show up today! I am so grateful!
We don't always see what someone went through before they stepped into the yoga studio. (Be kind to one another). Especially, if it is someone for their first time. The heat can be intimidating, the level of fitness may not be where you want it to be, and honestly, it is not the easiest thing to look at yourself straight ahead, for 90 minutes, in the mirror! I know!
But somehow, each and everyone of you, muster up the courage to take your first step into the studio, or dig deep into your self discipline to get back into the room time and time again! Amazing!
You come together with the people around you, breathe together, move together, and realize you are all capable of so much more than you think. You see yourself doing the postures, you can look around and see others with similar struggles doing the postures, and you realize you are a part of something. Something that has tremendous healing benefits on the quality of your life! And you realize it is not as scary as you may have thought it was ;)
This is the first step to having enough respect for yourself to take care of yourself! Showing up!
It takes courage!!!
One of the many things I love about Bikram Yoga is that every single person can do this. We aren't doing headstands or advanced postures, which not everyone can do, we aren't using blocks or other tools, just you, yourself, your body, and where you are on that day.
It is truly the best when I get to see you all realize how much more capable you are of doing things that you didn't think you could!
See you in the hot room!!