Tuesday, January 5, 2010


151 classes in 147 days.
4 classes in 4 days in the 101 challenge.

At the end of my last blog, I briefly talked about having more energy than some friends of mine, which they found pretty amazing. Yesterday was another ridiculous example of how much more energy I have because I practice every day.

On Sunday, I had a hard time falling asleep, and ending up getting about four hours of sleep. I was concerned that Monday would suck, and I would be lethargic all day. However, the exact opposite happened. I had plenty of energy all day long at work, and then I had one of my best yoga classes in weeks. I almost stuck around and did a double!

Before starting Bikram, I would generally need around 7-8 hours of sleep to feel rested, and now I'm fine on 6-7 hours of sleep, and less in some cases, as you can see by me above example. This is an unexpected benefit I get from practicing daily, and it flys in the teeth of medical "experts" that insist you need 8 hours of sleep.

As for class itself, it was the first Monday after the holidays and it was packed. Note that "holidays" apparently means six weeks or two months for a lot of people:) I saw a lot of people that had been nowhere to be found since October or November. You could definitely spot the people that were getting used to the hot room again! Good thing I'm already used to it...



  1. So true that moving the body gives us more energy! Even if people opt for something other than Bikram they key is to just move the body. Happy your off to such a great start to your Challenge!

  2. at teacher training Bikram likes to keep the trainees up late. He is convinced us americans eat too much and sleep too much. :)
    I guess you are proving out his theory, that we don't need as much sleep as we think.

  3. Oh yes, I've heard all about the teacher training schedule. Bikram's right about Americans eating and sleeping too much though.