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So, I wasn't going to blog about tonight's class. I don't intend to bore you all with the details of all 30 classes by any means. However, tonight I feel like I kind of got my first 'lesson' and thought it significant enough to share.
Tonight's instructor was actually the woman I mentioned in my first blog who's kickass body inspired me to get through that first class. When I learned she was teaching tonight I told her as much and she was very sweet and gracious about it. We talked about the student teacher who taught on Sunday and she assured me that her teaching style would be more informative and that she would help to ensure I was doing the moves correctly. I told her I would very much appreciate that.
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|Freedom Trail in Boston, MA|
So, as we lie in the dark in our final Savasana at the end of class, our instructor begins to talk to us about the power of our own selves. She begins to tell us how the power of Bikram can make us physically stronger and mentally stronger. That each day we have what we need within ourselves to get through whatever life presents to us. That no one should be able to make us angry or upset; that would be giving our power away. That we should have the strength to say 'No' so that the power of 'Yes' is more meaningful. That we should not apologize to anyone for how we feel. And suddenly, my anger disappeared as a tear rolled down my sweaty cheek. I got my first Bikram lesson.
Let no one steal your peace.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Independence Day!!