Making Decisions Simple
Lessons from Balancing Stick
There’s dialogue in the class for Balancing Stick that goes, “You have to make up your mind to use your 100% strength. If you’re late, it’s over.”
So many of you know the dialogue has some unusual commentary, and at first it can seem like nonsense! But the more you come to class, the more you realize that these not-so-everyday phrases mean something big.
Struggle: the Birthplace of the Bikram series
Bikram’s decision to do this yoga started in his youth under the influence of his guru and his surroundings. Yet, he left the practice after winning yoga competitions to try his skill at Olympic-level weight lifting. It was then that over 300 lbs accidentally dropped on his knee, crushing it to pieces. With the prognosis that he’d never walk again, he made his way back to India. Under the supervision of his guru, Bikram used yoga to heal his knee and regain the ability to walk (and even bounce enthusiastically in Awkward).