Yesterday I had absolutely nothing to do when I got home from work. It was a nice change from the running around I had been doing the past few days. So I made some spaghetti and sat down with Nathan and we enjoyed dinner together.
A few hours after dinner, I decided instead of doing a Yoga DVD, I was going to just go through every Yoga pose I knew, one at a time. I started off by doing just some Sun Salutations to warm up. Then I did all of the Bikram Yoga postures first. Since I had been going to class for over 3 years now, I know them in order pretty well. It was really different to do them in a non-heated room. I started off by doing all of the postures two times, like a regular Bikram class, but when I got to Trikonasana, I switched to only doing one set. It wasn't because I was lazy, I just didn't want to be doing Yoga all night long...I know a lot of postures!
When I was done with the Bikram series, I stood back up and began doing Warrior series. I was amazed to see how stretched and open I was. I guess Bikram really does do a great job of stretching all of your muscles!
At the end, I tried some inverted postures. I began with my new favorite: Crow. After a few tries, I managed to stay in the posture for about 3 minutes before my arms started shaking. I then did a supported handstand. I first tried it without the wall, and kept losing my balance, so I did it up against the wall and stayed in the posture for about 5 minutes. My cat kept coming over to my upside down face & brushing up against me like he was saying, "Why are you upside down?" When I was done with the supported headstand, I tried the tripod version. I am just starting to do this headstand, so I am not very good at it. After trying many times, I decided to just lay in savasana instead. I was pretty worn out at that point, as I had been doing postures for over two hours! Man, what a home class!
Tonight I am going to do either a Yoga DVD or see what FitTV has to offer. Or maybe I will take YogaToday's free class again, since it was such a good one on Monday. I will keep you posted!