Friday, June 5, 2009

I Signed Up for a Year of Bikram Yoga!

After the Kripalu class I took on Monday, I really started thinking about Yoga and how good it feels. So last night I went to Bikram Yoga and signed up for a year! Sure, I signed up for the year before I took the class, and of course I regretted it just a bit after the second set of half moon pose. But by the end of the class, I felt like I had accomplished a lot, and was not as out of shape as I thought I was. Hopefully the year will be like a class - at first it will look like a long, hard time, but after it is over, you can't wait for the next one :)

One, funny thing about Bikram Yoga last night was that my friend Cate came along to take her first Hot Yoga class. Unfortunately, I suppose I wasn't as specific as I thought I was when I told her it was a "Hot" Yoga class. Later, I found out that she thought I meant "hot" like "sexy new and modern" yoga! What a mistake! Well, her first class was a bit harder than she had expected, and like all newbies to Bikram, she spent most of the class laying on her mat just trying to experience the room. But I am really proud of her for making it through :) She even said she'd be back to try class again!

I am leaving for Miami, Oklahoma on Saturday night with Soma Dance Company. We will be spending a week there at NEO Performing Arts School running dance workshops and teaching children Cunningham and Ailey Modern Dance. At the end of the week, the kids will be performing with us in 2 concerts. This is the second year we have been invited back, so we are all very excited!


EFB said...

Great comment!! Keep up the great blogging, you rock. Bikram is still going through its contraversy to this day and so many polls and surveys going on as to the heated room and whether if its sanitary or not. Hope to meet ya one day :), Ernesto,

BabYpose said...

Hi YogaMaendy,

I'm BabYpose, congrats that you signed up for a year of bikram yoga! It reminds me to renew Myoga membership or maybe to sign up at Beyoga:) I love reading your posts, and you are a dancer too:)

Warmest regards,

YogaMaendy said...

Yeah, the heated sweaty room is a pretty big concern of mine...actually we just created a pretty innovative yoga mat at YogaDirect that repels bacteria & fungus and even makes your yoga mat last longer. It's called the "Microban Yoga Mt" can read more here:

Thanks for reading! :)

YogaMaendy said...

BabYpose -
Do you dance too? Thanks for your comments!!! :)

BabYpose said...

Hi YogaMaendy,

I would like to learn belly dancing. I do shake my body but not really dancing. Ive bought a Yoga Dance DVD, its nice for now :)

You dance on YouTube too?