Bikram I’m back!

2 months & 17 days in from recovering & adjusting to mommy hood I get to visit the Bikram shala with my mat! What an experience! I had a feeling of gratitude through most of the practice. However, at times I really missed my little son since I never have been away from him before. I cannot imagine mama’s who have to work & leave their little blessings at home!! I am soo blessed to be able to stay home with my little spirit!

At first it was easy going through all the breathing & initial poses but after about 30 minutes I was ready to throw in the towel. My mind started feeling sorry for myself as I was still recovering from pregnancy I thought….at around 50 minutes of heat, sweat & yoga I finally started to really enjoy the practice. My feelings of gratitude & happiness came back! And the timing of waiting for more than 2 months felt perfect! I wouldn’t have enjoyed doing Bikram anytime sooner.

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Bikram & a Spicy Tuna Bowl Pleeeaassee.

There are 3 things that I really miss while being pregnant:

  • A Spicy Tuna Bowl
  • Salmon Lox Bagel
  • Bikram Yoga

Once Peanut comes out from living the belly life I am going to ask my husband to get me a large spicy tuna bowl. And the following day I am going to enjoy a Salmon Lox  bagel for breakfast from one of my favorite breakfast places here on the island – Bogarts that is right by Diamond Head. And after I have healed & am allowed to return to yoga practice – the first place I am going to is to the Bikram studio in Kaimuki. I am soo looking forward to totally detox myself with sweat, heat & yoga.

Isn’t it amazing how you can look forward to the small things in life – it doesn’t need to be anything extravagant but something that you really indulged in & once you cannot have it anymore it is greatly missed.

Oh…..I do have another 4th small additional missing pointer – to continue to learn how to run again. I want to be be able to conquer Diamond Head not by my current tiny walking footsteps but by a sweeping dynamic storm together with Peanut:)

I am still eating bagels but the salmon is soo missed!

I am still eating bagels but the salmon is soo missed!

Soo miss doing Bikram yoga in the heat! Need a total detox.

Soo miss doing Bikram yoga in the heat! Need a total detox.

Day 7 out of 7 – Bikram Sunday

Today is the last day of my 7 day Yoga Challenge – however, I am thinking about continuing it to see how long I can last for. So I guess I am making a unofficial Yoga Challenge with a “infinity” count of days:). I will be mixing Bikram with Ashtanga together with my own yoga workout that I do from home – at home I do a mixture of Ashtanga & Bikram but without the heat.

Throughout this week – my technique has gotten a little bit better. I wish that my Bikram class would help me with the technique as my Ashtanga class does. I love Bikram but sometimes I know that my technique is off – and I would have loved to have someone show me the right way, which would help me both with improving my form and also help preventing any injuries – other than that I love it!

Tomorrow it will be Ashtanga class with Yoko again – to get my technique back. But my standing bow pose has totally got better – but only on one side…I will show you my two leg differences during this upcoming week.

Now I am going to enjoy my Sunday Brunch Swedish pancakes I just made.

Namaste to you on this beautiful Sunday!

On my way to yoga class!

This is the studio I go to – Bikram Yoga Studio in  (Kaimuki) Honolulu, Hawaii.

Day 3 out of 7 – Off to Bikram I go.

As I decided in the beginning of this week that I was going to do my very own 7 day Bikram Challenge – I am now on day 3 out of 7. I am now on my way to the Bikram class – it has been tough to wake up at 7am every morning….today I went up right to get to the 9am class as my alarm clock went off a bit late. Or I did the snoozing thing… Tomorrow I will be in time for the 7am class again.
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Rita