This was another day where I must thank yoga. I felt kind of sickly before class and almost didn’t go. It was also a beautiful day and going outside wouldn’t have been a terrible alternative. So I went to Bikram with the mindset that I don’t have to do any of the poses if I’m not up for them. Surprise surprise I made it through them all and felt good afterwards.
What pose is next….?
Ahhh yes cobra. I do very much like this one, it is tricky but I think I am figuring it out.
Other important benefits include improved digestion, relief from menstrual disorders, improved appetite, and raising low blood pressure.
Cobra Pose also improves the functioning of the liver and spleen.
It is amazing how good and strong my back has been feeling. I have had some lower back troubles. The last time I hurt it was in a deep stretch class back in July, I went into a pose and when I realized I’d gone too far it was too late. I couldn’t stand up straight for days and sitting was agonizing. Gradually I began to feel better and found myself thinking about Bikram. I hadn’t been attending Bikram at thas point. I had in the past and had liked it but had also drawn away from it. I felt like it was too rigid and not what I wanted in a yoga practice. But it drew me back because I knew I could count on it to be safe for my back as there are no surprises. The same pose I hurt myself in in July (fixed firm) I can now do and enjoy.