Bikram yoga has taught me to set goals for myself (big and small) which I’ve tried to do the past seven months. My biggest recent frustration is this cold/cough I can’t seem to shake, limiting my attendance. I think I need to slow down once I’m done with class and let me body and temperature readjust so when I get outside and it’s freezing, I’m not constantly recatching this bug.
Focusing on the positive, here’s my five 2015 Bikram goals. Trying to keep them achievable and important…
Go as often as possible: Like Lotto, you need to be in it to win it.
Avoid judging myself in class. There is no shame in being a beginner.
Smile and stay positive. When I fall out of a posture like Standing Bow, I tend to shake my head and get annoyed. What is that famous Bikram quote, “Falling out of a posture means you’re human. Getting back in means you’re a yogi.” I need to shift my attitude
It’s ok to sit down if I need it. Then let it go. I’m not going to feel guilty if I need to sit out a posture occasionally. I just need to make sure I don’t get bad habits.
Do the work. When I’m in class, I need to be in the moment. Not thinking about dinner, vacation or work.