Sometimes I really need the feedback from the mirror to align my bent frame. Others I just want to go by feel and find the balance point.
One thing I have realized though about Bikrams is how many poses allow me the opportunity to really focus on my weak links. Like, there are SO many poses that require me to stand, for a long time, on one leg.My left side is getting stronger by the minute from this as well as the ability to stand on it while similtaneously locking it out and strengthening the very weak quad and loosening the very tight hamstring.
I also made it through the opening series of side and back bends without lowering my arms. This, if you havent tried it, is WAY tougher than it seems. It also has really made me work to get my elbows LOCKED out when they are being held in front of me as well as overhead.
I have another class scheduled tomorrow AM at 5:30 as I have two open slots and Tracy is up for even more practice. Now THIS should be interesting, as well as my heavy swing workout that afternoon.
I can't remember when I was capable of this type of workloads Too bad RKC hardstyle kettlebell training doesnt improve that. :))
What a HUGE difference from the me just a few years ago when I was really wrecked and could barely get through work each day. Amazing.