by Marj Wong
There is nothing like 355 people doing yoga in the desert to turn Bikram’s “torture chamber” joke into reality. Luckily, OMB contributor Marj Wong has come up with her own list of teacher training cheats survival tactics to help you get through. Some of them are PURE survival, but others are clean and simple – get it done.
Bikram Yoga Teacher Training image: Bikram Yoga Summerlin
Save water in your mouth, drink it later.
Steal the teachers energy, it’s there for the taking.
Like Nike says: “Just Do It”
BEND your knee: your forehead MUST touch your knee. This also works very well in combination with shake like you’re struggling.
Do like Teshia Maher says: go to the beach.
Teacher training is an opportunity for growth, take some time to practice your ESP. Communicate telepathically with the teacher, try the following mantra: “Open the door.”
Get out of your mind and into the posture.
If you’ve set ablaze: blow on yourself. Remember, this should be done discreetly, and is especially helpful if you make it look like you are just focusing on your breathing.
Fake it until you make it.
That previously stored energy from yesterday’s class that you’ve collected so diligently after class and kept between your toes, in your arm pits, the crooks of your elbows, backs of the knees, now is the time to “USE IT”!
Start a movement. Swing your arms ever so slightly to create a breeze.
Move your body: BREATHE.