“You can’t do Bikram, your heart isn’t ready.”
About a week ago, my doctor told me this.
“Bring it.” , I replied.
I was ready to stand in that 105 degrees room and sweat my heart out.
I didn’t care how sick I am.
I didn’t care that I have to wear a mask during class.
I was ready.
I strayed from Bikram for awhile, being so immobile and all.
Last time I went to Bikram, it was New Year’s Eve and I was still very wheelchair bound.
But now, I’m able. I am able to do everything everyone else can do WHILE on crutches!
I stood through the standing series and sat through the sitting series.
I sweat out my pain, with my mask on my face.
I sat in the heat, absorbing the energy.
I laughed at the fact that I was doing yoga.
If you had asked me 4 months ago if I would be standing and participating in Bikram, I’d laugh and say ‘no way‘.
Today, I laugh because it’s happening.
Today, I am able to partake in the class.
Today, I am okay.
Today, I am happy.
Yes. I. Did.