Now a note about dedicating your practice. A while back a teacher suggested doing this sometimes. Last week and thus week Thursday I dedicated my class to a gorgeous lady at the Ann Arbor studio who is battling breast cancer. It makes a difference, it really does. You feel like you want to give nothing but your very best for the person, and at the same time you feel like you have no right to complain about feeling tired, or sore, or whatever you head says is up. It is no longer about you... your practice evolves into a testament for the other person. I think this was something great that was passed on :)
Actually less than 4 weeks if truth be told. I guess I should book my flight :) I should also run a mental checklist to see if there is anything I need to still procure prior to my departure. Then all that is left is... yoga, yoga, more yoga... oh yes and trying to learn the stinkin' dialogue ;)
I have no idea what's going on in my head. I'm having some sort of freak out about going to TT, heck and life in general. I'm going to put it down to today's medical procedure and hope it blows over in a day or two. For now though I feel like I have no right to go to TT. That hardly sounds normal... or like me!
I spent the last 2 days doing research into apartments. Now I am seriously considering finding a roommate to share a 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom apartment 2.5 miles away from the TT resort (in another golf resort). The accommodation cast would be HALF if shared, not to mention the whole washer/dryer/kitchen allure... alternatively I could go with ye olde 1 bedroom all to myself.
So, if anyone if reading this before the end of March 2009 and knows of someone wanting to rent a room, email me and they can share an apartment instead!
I have been asked by many folks of late why I want to do teacher training (or even just why I'm into yoga). Being the fat girl I also got my fair share of "I didn't know you did yoga." Just because I have double the body mass of the stereotypical yogi is no reason to pick on this Amazon ;)
Back to the topic at hand. Rewind a second. Back in 2004 I was trying to get into better shape. I tried working out, but spent more time on the bench due to my back issues. I decided to try Bikram, hoping that the heat would be the key. As I put it, since my back was interfering with me working out I decided to find a workout that interfered with my back. I hated my first class. You know that rare newbie who can't even get their elbows level on the inhale for pranayama, or well... do much of anything in class? That was me. I only went back because I didn't want to quit on myself. After a few classes I was addicted to how it made me feel. I still have pain most days, but it's way livable (everything is relative right?). Two of my slipped discs have recovered! I no longer use vicodin, percocet or oxycodene. I see my chiropractor a lot less than before. Even now writing this it fills me with emotion. If ever I forget what this yoga has done for me, someone can remind me that I have not woken up in searing agony in years and had to go to another room to cry so I don't wake my husband. Unless you have been through that you can never understand the immense impact.
Do I need more than that!? =D For those of you already into yoga you know that it improves everything. Moods, skin, digestion... I could go on for DAYS... but needless to say I love Bikram yoga because it changed my life and helped me become a better me!
My paperwork has been completed and is ready to be mailed (I had to wait till my medical on Thursday). I have some preparations to do now I guess. My friend Heather may not be going to Spring TT, which is sad. I was excited for her to be going, as well as having a familiar face. I am sure things will work out for her though :) When it's time to go it will always work out, no? =D
I have been doing yoga almost every day (less than my 8 or 9 times a week I did during my 60day challenge) Soon I will be trying to memorize the dialog. Oh joy...