Well, in some postures, it's like I am starting all over again. For example, in Pavanamuktasana pose, before when I wore pants I could get in and hold what looks like a very simple posture. But since I've started wearing shorts, the posture is a huge challenge for me. My legs are slippery from all the sweat! So, basically, I was cheating myself before when I wore leggings. I was making the posture too easy for me.
Other postures that have changed for me include:
- Triangle Pose
- Eagle Pose
- Standing Head to Knee
- Balancing Stick
- Half Moon
- Tree Pose
Bottom line: Avoid wearing practice clothes that cover your knees.
I think I've been practicing so much lately that others in the class are noticing how often I've been coming to class over the past few months. Someone asked me last night if I would ever want to go to Bikram yoga teacher training.
I never really thought about it before. Hmm... I think I would do it in the future. Certainly not this year, as I just started my new job. Teacher training is a huge deal in Bikram Yoga. You dedicate a nine weeks to being out in L.A. and studying with Bikram Choudhury himself. An honor, it would be. I've just started my job though... And I am loving it.
But perhaps in the next phase of my life? :)