Sunday, January 3, 2010

And So it Begins...

150 classes in 146 days.
3 classes in 3 days in the 101 challenge.

I started off the 101 challenge on Friday at 11 AM. Fittingly, I did the last class of 2009 at my studio and the first class of 2010. The studio is doing it's own 30 day challenge in January, and a lot of people signed up for it. I hope most (or all) of them finish it. The studio has been pretty packed the past few days, with lots of people wanting to start the new year off with yoga. Always good to see.

My practice has been in an interesting place the past few weeks. Now it's really a mystery what will happen from one class to the next. It seems like in every class I'll do something really great on a few postures, then other postures will somehow end up being much harder than usual. I get tired in weird spots during the class, and then full of energy in other parts. And there is absolutely no predictability to any of it! My teachers seem to be amused by it too, as they sometimes see me struggling with postures I'm normally good at. A good example is Sheri yelling at me in Triangle a few days ago, "Greg, are you kidding me? Touch your toes!" I was having a hard time with Triangle that day...

One funny story to tell. I had some friends in town over New Year's. We were up late on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, I was talking to them about what do to that night. They said they were too tired to really do anything. At which point one of the girls said to me, "Sorry, we just don't have the energy you do. We don't do Bikram yoga every day!" So true...



  1. Glad to see you back! And yes, doing Bikram everyday for sure gives us great energy!

  2. I can't believe you're at 150 already! Almost half a year! It seems like yesterday that you started writing this blog with 70-something days under your belt. Sheesh, where does the time go?! And yeah, MYSTERIOUS is usually the right word for the practice.

  3. Yep it's true. A friend sent me a text saying he wishes he had half the energy I have. It's Bikram. You want the energy then join me for a Bikram class!