It is the biggest one there has ever been. INSANITY! But, on the "plus" side, this means I can blend into the crowd easily. No sticking out. No getting called "chicken shit sandwich"!
(Though I may have just jinxed myself.)
I finally got to meet a lot of the people I have been Facebooking and blogging with for a while. It was awesome!
We had our first few pep talks in the big tent during orientation this afternoon. The best one was from Jim Kallet, who owns a studio here in San Diego and was instrumental in finding a new home for the teacher training.
Jim said, "Bikram yoga is easy... You have everything you need... And there are three things you need to remember..."
- No expectations. (Let go of what you think this is supposed to be. Keep an open mind.)
- No judgements. (Again, an open mind. Forget about where you think you should be. Open you heart, your mind.)
- Listen. (If all you do is listen, you are in the meditation. You are doing what you are supposed to be doing. Get out of your mind.)
The first week, he said, will be a "transitioning week" for us. They will be "easing" us into the intensity. But I still expect tomorrow night's first class in the hot tent to be insane. I will definitely be nervous. Just being here is crazy.
I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I AM ACTUALLY DOING THIS!