All posts tagged: dialogue

A week of shocks

That’s right, that is what the first days here have been, a collection of shocks: weather shock, cultural shock, mind shock, body shock, food shock… I am not saying it as a negative experience, on the contrary, this week has been wonderful! Now I know that I have taken the right decision, it is the best option. Even if the first day, especially after the first practice with Bikram, I regretted signing up for this and asked myself what I was doing here. It has not been easy to leave my wonderful and comfortable life in Norway and start sharing a room with a person I have never met before, invest every single free minute learning an endless dialogue or sweat, sweat and sweat the whole day, not just when practicing in a hot room with 80% humidity, but outside as well! To be honest I have got used to the weather very easily, how can you not when you can wear shorts all day and we can jump right into the turquoise sea after class! Full of jellyfish though… and as …

The Study Journey

It is just 5 days before leaving to Thailand and the single thing that I have been thinking about is to learn the dialogue. Learn the dialogue before you go. Learn the dialogue before you go. Learn the dialogue before you go. Learn the dialogue before you go is what I have been advised. Learning the dialogue has been however an extreme experience and a very difficult one. I actually need to learn the dialogue and remember it, to be able to deliver it in front of everybody and Bikram. I received by e-mail the first dialogue postures in March and the whole document about two weeks ago by regular mail. Since then I have been cramming it into my head long enough to spit it out when I am in Thailand. Did I mentioned that I am supposed to learn 24 positions by heart? that is about 40 pages that I have to remember!  Never in my life have I had to memorize 90+ minutes of words. Word for word. Including all the incorrect grammar. Going back to how I successfully …