Since arriving in Mumbai my classes have been down or sideways with the occasional up day. It’s been the most challenging challenge so far but I’m still managing some breakthroughs!
A few days ago in class, (Bikram Yoga teacher/manager at Mumbai) urged me to reach down and grab my heals in Ustrasana (Camel Pose), something I’d tried several times before, reaching backward only to grasp thin air where I was sure my heal would be.
Rowena is an amazing teacher, so with complete trust I reached behind me and there I was… bending it like Bikram! Well maybe not quite, but I was in the most powerful backward bend in Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class after 2 weeks of being unable to do any back bends without feeling dizzy and nauseated!
Then last night I made it into Padangustasana (Toe Stand) on the left side! I’ll be checking in with the other Yogis doing the challenge and let you know their stories soon.