Day 3: In the Language of Bikram Yoga

Margaret Kruszewska

MS_Bikram_day3.jpgThere is something to be said about feeling sweat coating every inch of your skin. But I notice the mood today, how unfriendly everyone is in these classes. Is it just too personal, a self-consciousness with all that sweating and imperfect bodies exposed in minimum clothing?

The postures themselves are held longer but it’s kind of a “strike a pose” approach, very little guidance in breath or transitions. Being sensitive to language, I feel an almost militaristic tone: push, grasp, suck in your stomach, grab, choke your throat, lock your knees, stiffen the elbows. Very forceful imagery. Very macho really, although classes are still mostly composed of women students.

10 Days with Bikram Yoga

[tags]Bikram yoga, yoga practice, yoga postures[/tags]

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