The First Time I Had to Leave The Room As A Teacher
… with a VERY VALID EXCUSE!
In Bikram Yoga, you are NOT allowed to leave the room unless you have a dire emergency, namely one of the 5 Ps – Pee, Poo, Period, Pregnant, Passout.
If I needed to take a dump, I’ll just hold it until the end of class [and not work as hard during Bow, because I don’t wanna BLOW]
Pee? Hold it in, and serves me right for not emptying my bladder fully.
Pregnant? I’m not right now, neither am I planning to get pregnant.
Passout – OK, I left the room a few times during training but that’s besides the point.
Period. Ah, that dreaded [or not so dreaded for me, because it means I get to spend money on non-baby items for the next 18years AGAIN]time of the month.
As you can tell, I’m one hell of a Bikram Badass Bitch. When I practice, I give my all and literally KILL myself every. single. class. Hip misalignment making it hurt everytime I do Head to Knee? KILL MYSELF!
Backache during backward bending [yes, even after 2 years and a couple of thousand backbends]? KILL MYSELF.
Fall out of Standing Bow everytime I kick harder? Ok I think you get the point.
Last week I took one of Lorrie’s fabulous classes [love her energy, her compassion, her love… she’s not a little Nazi klein like yours truly] and there I was, sweating profusely, killing myself, feeling my ego just die and deflate a little after every little asana. Plus I was having fun kicking major ass when I practice during THAT time of the month [damn you, hormonal changes and stiff body].
So we get to Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Janushirasana [standing seperate leg head to knee]. Tucked my chin to my chest, looked at my stomach, and went to touch my forehead to my knee. And felt a massive pool of sweat drip from my crotch to the floor. [I leave a LAKE after class, no joke for someone my size].
Except it just wasn’t sweat.