Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Day 3: Rajashree's Class, Bikram Class #2

The posts will now get a lot shorter. They may end up being "I lived today." But, I have a few things...

We started with an 8:30 a.m. class with Bikram's wife, Rajashree. She was so kind and nice and taught a 90-minute class (oh, I forgot the other two challenges yesterday in that horrible class .... my contact dried up and I finally just took it out after Eagle; and the class was 40 minutes longer than usual - 2 hours, 10 minutes). I didn't miss a posture, and practiced next to Christian in a different "neighborhood."

Next up was lunch. I consciously filled my plate with about 500 calories. A lot for me - but we're getting "eat eat eat. hydrate hydrate hydrate." constantly. We then had posture clinic and more people did Half Moon's dialogue.

At 5 p.m., class with Bikram again - this time, 90 minutes, and sooooo many people did so much better. Including me - didn't miss a posture!! I practiced next to fellow-Lebowski lover Todd, who had a super rough morning class (puking) and needed a little good energy, back in my neighborhood from yesterday. I only got 2 corrections which were both simple.

After dinner - more posture clinic! It's like Groundhog Day here - posture clinic, lecture, class, posture clinic, lecture class.

Funny things today....
  • Bikram sent 3 girls out of the room to change in the middle of class because they wore pants. "No one wears pants in my class."
  • In posture clinic, Bikram called Japan to talk to a teacher of a student who had just successfully delivered her dialogue! It was pretty funny.
  • Another Thai woman, who was incredibly cute and delivered dialogue like a drill sargent (Bikram says, "You like a little green chile. You gonna have kids? You will kill them. Do not teach them yoga."...it was hilarious). But he had her do the dialogue in Thai; she started with "feet together" which sounds a lot like "Cow Shit" in Thai (Conrad?) I'm guessing it's more like cowl-jit or something all Thai like that. Anyhow, the poor girl's nickname is now "cow shit" but at 11:00 at night, still at clinic, it added good comic relief!
And a couple quotes from Bikram:
  • "You have nothing to lose. You had nothing to begin with."
  • "Don't worry, I'm not going to crucify you - well, I am - but by the end of training, not on the 2nd day."
  • He also referenced "juicy" again - "you know, like Kentucky Fried Chicken"...so, since I was told to get my Juicy Ass down, does that make my ass like KFC??? ;)
We learned today that in addition to the start an hour earlier than was in the brochure :) we also learned that we'll be ending an hour later than in the brochure. So, it's 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, plus 8 a.m. on Saturday. There will also be an optional 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday...classes in which you likely will not find me!

Here are a few pix! Me after class #1 (for a true idea of how sweaty I was, enlarge it! - note the hazy look, that was the camera fogging up from the lobby after class); outside of the yoga room; posture clinic (again); Bikram; and Christian and I after class #2 today!


digdeeper said...

Jenn - you are an inspiration - thank you for writing -
please keep writing for those of us living vicariously through your experience - I love all the details and wonder if by "pants" you mean long pants to the feet or capris just below the knee? - I'll keep writing to you if you keep the posts coming - robin

Julia said...

Well Done Miss Juicy!! I think we will have a new name for hennifero.
You and CK GO GO GO!!

Meg said...

Miss Juicy~

You go. I so love your comical relief and the way you write your blog. Your awesome Jenn.

I miss you and I am so excited for you.



PS keep eating and drinking..oh yes...you can

no vomiting for you..no no no :)

Norah said...

Very inspirational and FUN, please keep adding the quotes they totally make sense in the context you phrase them in!
Can't wait to hear more.

Christopher said...

The Thai for "feet together" is actually "Taow teet-gan". "Taow" means foot/feet.

I'm hooked Jenn - I've gone five times and now I'm bummed that there is no 6:15 AM class on Fridays, at least at the places where my membership works.