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Want to win one month of FREE Bikram’s yoga?!?!
Post a yoga photo to our Facebook page or on Instagram and hashtag it #bikramyogametrotown for your chance to win!
Contest goes until March 15th, we can’t wait to see all your happy smiling faces doing what you do best…Bikram’s yoga!
The team with the most amount of Gold medals win a Breathe Yoga Mat!
Everyone that completes 30 days in a row wins a:
- will receive 50% off their next purchase towards monthly or packages 40 classes or less
- 30 day challenge certificate
Silver medal (30 days in-consecutively) missed days, but made them up with doubles.
- will receive 25% off their next purchase towards monthly or packages 40 classes or less
- 30 day challenge certificate
Bronze medal (25 days completed)
- will receive 15% off their next purchase towards monthly or packages 40 classes or less
We will end this challenge with an award ceremony handing out medals and an awards dinner! Sat Mar 15th at 6 pm
Thanks to everyone that came out, supported, cheered on and got inspired. Laju Choudhury came and gave us a thrill and taught a great class.
She will be back, that’s her promise…;and a big Namaste to all the Competitors!
I thought ”That’s impossible. I will never make it…”
As much as I wanted to do one yoga class a day, there are other priorities in life so there were days I couldn’t go and I had to go away for the whole month of November. However I still managed to complete 365 classes in 365 days by doing doubles. It wasn’t easy and it was really a challenge for me in the last month of the challenge when I had to do doubles 4-5 days a week while working full time and with jetlag during the most wonderful time of the year (Christmas season). But I made it. As days passed by, my body got used to the heat and humidity and I found myself spending more and more time in the hot room…from minimum 90 min a day when I first started yoga to a maximum 6 hrs a day near the end of the challenge…But I loved the heat and peacefulness deep in my soul after each class. Through the yoga postures, I learned more about my own body, my flexibility, limitations and room for improvement. Also I learned to be more patient; changes or improvements don’t happen right away. It takes time for things to settle in and only the ones with patience can make it to the end and see the results. I proved to myself and to everyone else that whatever you tell your mind to do, you can and will achieve it if you don’t give up! Emotionally, I am more happy and learn to accept myself as who I am, love myself more and have more confidence in whatever I do. One year seemed long but it passed by so fast. Every one of us can give it a try. Just don’t think about how long one year is. 365 days from now is too far away, the past is already history, why not just focus at what you are intended to do today, right now and enjoy the moment?
My mind said ” We should go for yoga competition next year!”
I thought “Don’t be silly. I am not good enough…not possible…”
Oh wait…what? Did I just say “impossible” again?
Almost at the halfway point of my 365 day challenge – practice 155 yesterday. I feel stronger, healthier and happier. Practicing every day teaches you to pace yourself, manage your energy and develop your mental strength, determination and self discipline. I made it every day, rain or shine, no matter what I was feeling or what was happening in my life; I made it through a cold, a pulled shoulder muscle, made it for classes on every holiday. And no matter what I was feeling at the time, I always felt better when I lay down for that last savasana.
Biggest changes? I love the heat more than ever! The hotter the better, I spend more time in the room before and after class than I have before; it’s where I love to be. I am embracing challenges – I love the carpet room because it’s more challenging. I feel that many of my postures have improved in depth and form (but my teachers are a better authority on that than I am). I have also noticed my body changing – my legs, core (especially my back) and my arms all feel stronger, and everything internal is running like clockwork. Mentally, I feel a sense of calm, stability and peace – a bomb could go off beside me and I don’t think I would flinch.
I started this challenge to prove something to myself; that I could do it. I also wanted to see my practice improve significantly. This challenge is about me, not about impressing or outdoing anyone. I find inspiration from my fellow yogis and from the encouragement of the instructors and staff at BYM.
By the end of the challenge, I would like to see a big improvement in my postures, especially standing bow and toe stand – I struggle tremendously with these two. My first half is full of a lot of memories: my friend Anna’s first 30 day challenge, Aileen’s birthday class, Christmas morning class with Wancy, glow in the dark Halloween class with Patrick, Leanne and Aileen’s return from teacher training and their first classes, the Christmas potluck and my first Advanced class. I can’t wait to see what the second half brings. Namaste .. T