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Coming home to the wonderful smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies full of ground coffee and cinnamon that had been cooling on the counter after an extra humid Bikram class is one of my new favorite things and that is exactly what just happened! Lucky me. Lucky us, these particular cookies happen to be Rory’s favorite (that’s my fiancé in case you’ve forgotten or don’t yet know he exists)!

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The class started out less hot than usual, it’s silly to use the word cooler when describing a Bikram class, but soon become hot and probably too humid. I had a small revelation during standing head to knee pose. I have recently been working on straightening the forward knee but have not been getting it very high, where it looks like your heel comes out of your hip. Today on the second set I realized that I can actually stand up out of my hips a little more and that gave me the room to better extend my leg. I’m excited about this small feat because standing head to knee is a pose I had resigned myself to just get through and not strive to get better. But it doesn’t have to be that way! I will strive to get better.
Another pose that was a bit different and unexpectedly so today was camel. I usually am right on board to get out of it but during second set I lingered. I wanted to stay even longer but did not want to attract the attention. However I was by far the last one to get out and into savasana.
So it was by all accounts a fantastic class. Rory and I even got a ‘nice’ while in cobra.
Namaste and good night.

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Author: yogaforemily

I have challenged myself to do yoga everyday for one year and thought I'd blog about it. I have been practicing yoga on and off and back and forth for about 9 years and I have decided that it is time for me to really delve in and figure out what it's all about, if it is something I want to make part of my life. I also thought this might put some discipline in to my day and be a fun way to express my thoughts and share some pictures that may or may not have anything directly to do with yoga.

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