|Southern Arizona Skies|
We are also encouraged to maintain eye contact with ourselves in the mirror. This has only become easier for me in the past day or two. I HATE looking in the mirror at myself. Just as I hate being on the other side of a camera. Probably like a lot of women out there, I focus on the negative...the fat rolls, the disappearing eyes, the one leg that is longer than the other, etc. And being in a room heated anywhere from 105 to 110 degrees does not a pretty girl make! My face becomes a frightening shade of crimson, I can see sweat literally dripping from my nose and elbows, my hair...well, my hair is a bird's nest of crooked, sweaty bobby pins. Not exactly a time I want to be gazing upon my reflection! However, at the insistence of my instructors, I am learning to focus solely on myself; to stop glancing around the room; to stop worrying about what people are thinking about me; to shut out what is going on around me, and to come into my own body, mind, and soul.
|Cattedrale di Santa Maria - Siena, Italy|
Thus, over the course of these past 7 days I have become introspective not only during Bikram, but also in my everyday life.
|Butterfly on Dais|
|St. Frances - Assisi, Italy|
Yoga is the perfect vehicle for change of yourself. First by creating a strong and powerful body and mind. It is a starting point from which you can begin to realize your human spirit.