Wednesday, August 11, 2010


373 classes (2 advanced) in 364 days.

Today, August 11 marks the one year anniversary of my first Bikram class. One year ago I walked into the Green Valley studio for the first time, as a total broken down mess. My back was in a lot of pain, I couldn't sit down without pain, I was on pain killers and just a wreck.

I still remember my first class, who taught it and where I was set up in the room. Oddly enough, I set up in one of the hottest parts of the room. There's a part in the back row that's near the humidifier and away from the fans and that's where I ended up! I guess that was a precursor of things to come. I remember the heat and the crazy amount of work the class was, 90 minutes seemed like 90 hours. But I also remembered the energy and the love in the room, and the way my body felt after class. I was hooked instantly.

A year ago, I was worried about getting through the day with my back and knee pain and sleeping comfortably. Now I'm worried about figuring out some of the advanced postures! What a difference a year makes...


  1. Congratulations, on both the anniversary and improvement in your health! Hope you are sleeping much more comfortably these days. :)

  2. Congrats! Look at you we officially call you "yoga dude" now?

  3. You've come a long way Greg! I can see it whenever we bump into each other. You are a lean mean glowing healthy yoga machine!

  4. Thanks everyone! And yes, I sleep great now!