Well, here it is.... It's bake sale time people! This weekend is the Capitol Hill garage sale weekend and our building is participating. i thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try and raise some more funds for TT! I'm hoping it will be a success and that I sell out of everything i made. There will be pies for slices and cupcakes and also things in jars, like peach cobbler in a jar! oh yeah! So come buy this saturday June 11 10-3pm. I'll be the cute girl dressed in black on the corner of Bellevue ave E and Harrison. Come by and get some snax while you go garage saling! I'm not sure what is better than that.
On to Bikram/blog related items of thought recently. My future roomie alerted me to a cool blog from a current Spring trainee. It is an unbiased non-polished take on her Spring training experience. And as I write this I'm struck by the term her experience. I was getting all anxiety ridden when reading her posts. Needless to say they were kinda negative. Not a bad thing to hear at all. I currently follow a lot of Spring trainees blogs, I guess they've all expressed their negatives differently or something. Or maybe it was my jewelry crisis I have been dealing with since last night...So I'm a little in the negative myself. I went back and started her blog from the beginning to see where the shift happened for her. But I have yet to finish before I was blog inspired. I need to and I want to embark on my teacher training journey without expectations. Easier said than done. I expect to hear and see Bikram doing some crazy shit. And I also expect to not want to be at training any longer. But who knows maybe those things won't happen for me. All I know is that I want to approach this experience as my experience and to try not to bring with me the experiences of past trainees. Sure it helps to have suggestions on what to pack or how to cook in a hotel room. Other than that, the world is my hot playground...or something like that.
As I'm writing this I can see how this topic of "no expectations" relates to my relationship with my Bikram practice. When I go to class with little to no expectations, I'm more able to be in the moment and open to what comes up for me, both physical and emotional, during my practice. To further this mindset I think I might stop looking at who is teaching what classes. While we all have our preferred teachers, I truly love each teacher at the SweatBox, but they all have very different teaching styles. When you look at who is teaching the class you want to take then it kinda gives you a little prep outside the yoga room. I noticed that when I stopped telling myself before class, "man, it's gonna be a doosey cause of ......" I stopped having doosey of classes with those teachers. And when I drop my expectations of having a decent standing bow or not being able to execute triangle like I think I should be, I have a way better class. That's of course not to say that you should be judging your classes, right, cause the only bad yoga class is the one you didn't go to. My goal, for TT and my practice, is to try my best to not have any expectations.