In my last blog on Bikram yoga I wrote that I don’t know why I love Bikram yoga so much so that whenever I get an opportunity to go, I do. Ever since then I’ve been thinking about it and started making a list
- Good for me
- Helps me lose weight
- I feel good
- It’s good for my back
- Increase my flexibility
Those are the some of the obvious ones.
The repetitive nature of Bikram yoga is also something I enjoy. Doing the same thing every time brings with it some calmness and order to my crazy life with kids. It’s the same but not the same because every time you try to push yourself a little bit more and go a bit further or make it feel a bit different as if it suddenly clicks how this particular posture is meant to feel and look. Other times it’s so boring doing the same thing over and over again but I’m still there and I’m still doing it and it’s a case of mind over matter to get through these classes without giving up.
The lines the body makes when doing the correct postures is also something I think about. When I used to do Bharatnatyam, lines of your body was a big thing. In kathak, it used to be the energy, right to the finger tips that was drummed into me. So maybe it’s the dancer in me that wants to do Bikram yoga, for the lines my body makes such as in triknasana and in. And bringing energy and awareness right to my fingertips. Whatever it is, I’m back to early morning bikram yoga, for as many times as I can over the summer holidays.