Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Change in the Weather

90 classes in 86 days!

Remember my posting last week about the room being too cold? Well, it seems my studio has taken measures to correct that. The past four days there has been a noticeable increase in the temperature and humidity. One of the obvious changes is the teachers hardly open the doors during class now, if at all, plus the fans hardly come on anymore. None of this is a big deal for me (except the awful last Sunday class), but it's definitely taking a toll on a few of the students. No one left the room today, but there were plenty of moans and groans during and after class.

As for me, I'm enjoying the higher (and probably correct) temperatures. My muscles can sure feel the difference. I've been able to go deeper in a few postures, especially Camel. Camel has never been one of my better postures, and I'm constantly working to improve it. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten with teachers about it, had them look at me doing it before class, etc. When I first started, I couldn't even do the set up correctly. I was so happy when I was finally able to get my hands on my heels. Now I get killed by practically every teacher for not pushing my hips forward enough. I'm working on it!

As a side note, anyone else ever notice energy differences in the room from day to day, or even in different parts of the room? I'll explore this topic more in detail, but it's fascinating to me.



  1. It's always perfect weather for Bikram! :) I love that the room temperature changes, the teachers have different styles, the students always have different energy. It makes the practice different and beautiful each time. Never boring, never repetitive, even though we do the same thing each time!
    Oh, congrats btw. You are hardcore! 90 classes in 86 days! **bows with respect**

  2. Thanks! Next is 100, not sure after that. I'm going to get a little messed up over the holidays with travel :(

  3. Thanks for commenting on my Blog! Love your Blog too. Funny, we had the same problem with the heat at our studio here in the Boston area! I'm one of those people who like the room HOT, as it should be right? For about a week the temp was registering below 100. We would hit the floor and be dry. Not good. And then the fans would chill us. They seem to have regulated it and the past week or so has been back to normal. I also noticed the fans now stay off until final Savasana. Of course there are those people who are now complaining its too hot. I loved our teachers response the other day: "YES it's hot, this is Bikram. It's HOT!" She was great! Have a great day.

  4. Thanks Traci! Read my post called "Too Cold?" and you'll see how I feel about the heat! I've actually commented to teachers during class sometimes if I think it's too cold. I always set up at the front, right near the teacher. One, so they can see me easily and two, so I can talk to them if necessary without yelling across the room. And I'll definitely talk to them if it's too cold!