So what can I tell you about the first week at Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. It is amazing, the most amazing experience of my life. I think this is mostly, because each day at different moments of class the same thought drifts into my mind. "Wow! I am here, I did this! I am so proud of who I am and what I have been able to do for myself!" This thought, this cloud passing quickly on windy day, keeps me strong and allows me to see myself 9 weeks from now, 9 months from now, 9 years from now. I know that I have taken a step into the unknown to better my life, and because I have done it with love in my heart that I am sure to continue on the happy path I have been following for the past 2 years!
Day's here drift into night, which drift into tomorrow's which end with a final savanasana. Class is hard, but it is powerful and I feel strong, meeting new people is hard and I feel like I am in college again, but wow! so many amazing personalities and pieces of knowledge are filling floors 7, 8 and 9 of the Radisson Hotel LAX. I feel so lucky to be here, that is really the gist of what I can tell you about week one. I feel happy and I feel lucky. It is amazing how everything slowly seeps to the surface, we are detoxing here, flushing out all the impurities in our lives and those things that stand in our way, our insecurities and vices are only starting to come to the surface. What a beautiful thing, and we have 430 people in one room feeling a version of the same thing. So tomorrow begins week two. It is sure to be hot, and it is sure to be exhausting, but I am ready! See you next Sunday for a weekly update!
Ok ok and I'll give you some of the dirt:
Bikram is funny! Let him make you laugh...
Living in a hotel room = a kitchen in the bathroom (aka boiling sweet potatoes while you shower), dental floss becomes a clothes line, a bed becomes a kitchen table, or maybe an ironing board does, to say "it feels good to get out" might just mean, sitting in the hallway out side room 922 listening to live tunes, chatting with neighbors and showing off yogi strength
Sleep: Yogi's don't sleep--- they just nap for a few hours in the wee hours of the morning
Bollywood movies-- are funny and extremely long
Water is divine, beds divine, cozy socks from home in a 6 hour lecture DIVINE (thanks Alex)
Final Savasana is HARD
And the truth: I'm not a real yogi yet so Peace, I'm outta here, I gots to SLEEEP, 6:45 wake up call!