Every week completed is a reason to celebrate. Bikram Yoga Teacher Training is not for everyone. Not too many people can withstand the mental, physical, spiritual cleansing that occurs each moment, each hour, each event of each and everyday. There are days I question “why did I sign up for this? ” when things get tough and I have no control. And there are days when I struggle to keep the food in my mouth because I am laughing so hard from something a fellow yogi friend has said or done. There are bad days, there are good days. As I tell myself day after day to just trust the process, I know that, in the end, things will be okay.
Week 5 brought us a very special gift – the beautiful Rajashree Choudury, wife of The Boss, Bikram . Her aura is so beautiful, I am convinced she can make the toughest of thugs take a break from thugging to spend a fre minutes getting in touch with their emotional well-being . She’s unreal!
She was once a Yoga champion, discovering yoga at the young age of 4. Not only did Rajashree show us how to improve our postures by demonstrating each posture to us and answering our questions, she also gave us lessons on love and it’s connection with yoga.
Love is energy. You cannot just say ‘I love you’, it’s an action.
First you must love yourself. Yoga helps you to improve the relationship you have with yourself. Emotions can be all over the place but yoga can help channel your emotions therefore creating a harmony of self-love, yoga and emotional balance.
She taught us some deep topics that I am trying to grasp and apply to my own life. I have really enjoyed the lectures of the past week!
The Boss also came back early in week 5 after going away on business for the past two weeks. He taught a couple of grueling yoga classes that each lasted over 2 hours. Surprisingly it wasn’t too hard on my body because of the preparation of the last 5 weeks. He even complimented the class saying he was proud of our improvement and determination. Sweet!
I heard from others elsewhere that week 5 is the breaking point at BYTT – it’s stressful, the body is fatigued and the mind is ready to quit. But thankfully, week 5 was not horrible. Rajashree was a huge reason for that. Her compassion, calm demeanor and motherly nature are exactly what we needed at the exactly correct time: half way thru the BYTT. 54 classes completed in 42 days! Only 4 more weeks to go.