Here we find ourselves almost halfway through this incredible, life-changing 101-day challenge. This is quite an accomplishment and each of us are realizing the intrinsic rewards and the unavoidable tribulations!
I now pose to you a personal question? What are YOU holding on to and what is holding YOU back?
What have you unseemly become so attached to that "you just can't have a strong practice without it?"
Must you wear that certain 'costume' or there's no way you can kick your leg back in Standing Bow?
Do you feel overly hot and sweaty in the spine strengthening series if your favorite Yogitoes towel is still in the laundry?
Is it imperative that you have your silver water bottle, filled halfway with crushed ice, and three ice cubes, with a side of chilled Acai-Blueberry-Pomegranate Vitamin Water 10...or you just don't feel right?
Have you heard your mind saying...
I ALWAYS stand on the second line, right of the podium, at a 45° degree angle from my favorite teacher who delivers abbreviated Trikanasana dialog and, I'm convinced, gives us longer Savasanas. (I think I just called myself out...)
I MUST have a drink of water after _______ and _______.
OK, I'll go to class today, but I'm NOT doing Full Locust, and
Of course, we all have our thing. Our quirk. Our attachment. I challenge you fellow Bikram warriors...go crazy, throw caution to the wind! Wear those yoga shorts that are buried in the bottom of your drawer. Bring your last resort towel that doesn't quite cover your entire mat. Enter that gorgeous room with a smile and take the first open space you see. Resist the urge to take that habitual sip of water right before Fixed Firm (ummmm...yes, I'm talking to you).
Are you participating in the challenge? Do you have an experience or some insight you want to share with readers? We are always looking for contributors for the Bikram 101 blog. Contact us to if you want to share!