About kerryalina

kerryalina is a late-twenties wannabe Bikram yogini, living and practicing in Melbourne, Australia and trying her damnedest to get through the 26+2 without sitting out Triangle.  She started this blog to prevent her imminent violent death at the hands of friends who were sick of having their Facebook feeds flooded with Bikram-related thoughts and updates.

kerryalina is unathletic, inflexible and profoundly, profoundly lazy… yet still finds herself inspired and enthralled by this newfound thing called yoga.  She completed a 60 day challenge on Friday the 13th (April 2012) and then continued on to make it a full ten weeks.  She has no idea why.  Maybe it’s just all those electrolyte supplements messing with her brain.

Questions, comments and adulations can sent to bikrambutterflies AT gmail DOT com.  Anyone being mean will have their spelling and grammar mocked and their messages gleefully deleted.

Responses

  1. you go, girl! :) bikram is INSANE… and definitely all worth the blood, sweat & tears! if you can do bikram, you can do anything! i love it – it’s how i got introduced to yoga. i go whenever i need a solid ass-kicking and don’t feel like thinking.
    namaste!

    • Thanks Kristin! It is SO TOTALLY insane, which is probably the main reason I love it so very much… Bikram and I have that much in common, you see ;)

  2. Someone just gave me The Very Inspirational Blogger Award and I’m paying it forward and giving it to you. For continued dedication to the hot room.
    http://mymultipersonality.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/very-inspirational-blogger-award/

  3. Hi! I just wanted to tell you that your blog inspires me very much! I have nominated you for a Liebster award. I hope you enjoy receiving it as much as I did! You can check it out here: http://theblissprojectblog.wordpress.com/

  4. You guys are the best; thanks! :)

  5. Hi Kerryalina! I stumbled across your blog today, & I just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration! You definitely have a way with words & a beautiful insight into your practice. I’m starting a 100 day challenge tomorrow, & reading your blog has been a lovely & inspiring way to spend my last free afternoon haha! Namaste.

    • Hi Cally! I would have replied sooner, but I got distracted by your gorgeous comics :) Thanks for the kind words, you’re more than welcome for the inspiration, and congrats/good luck for your upcoming challenge!

  6. Awesome Kerryalina! Bikram rocks!

  7. Bikram Is good – its on the way to the chicken shop :)

    • Chicken shop is fructose free ftw! :D

  8. I just started a thirty day “anything yoga” challenge too. It’s so hard! Congrats for having done it at least once already. Do you go everyday to an actual class or do you do some at home? We should support each other through these 30+ days from each side of the world!

    • Congrats, that’s awesome! Mutual support is always awesome :) And i totally stalked your blog – I just have to say that I love that there’s a r/yogachallenge subthread. I would never have thought to look for that!!

      I do class every day at my local Bikram studio. Because it’s hot yoga, it’s difficult to get the full experience at home and because I can walk there from my flat in under five minutes, it’s not really that much harder to head in to class instead of practicing at home :)

  9. I have to tell you this because I think you will understand the irony. I have a semi-rare connective-tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). (Doctors always get excited when I tell them I have it. They remember it from school because it’s so wierd.) Basically, my body, but especially my shoulders, likes to dislocate. I’m too flexible, so I can never go completely into yoga poses. Downward-dog is really hard because I’m never entirely sure where my arm is in the shoulder socket. I look like a super-yogi, but I always own-up that it’s just genetics. If you become a teacher, you might run into an EDSer. It’s hard to think that someone doing yoga might be too flexible.

    • That’s kind of awesome, Beckie! It’s really fabulous to hear about all the differences in people’s bodies and abilities and how they respond differently to the same poses :)

  10. Hi. I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! http://lazylauramaisey.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/been-nominated-for-a-pardon/

    • That is just the sweetest, hon – thank you so much!!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad I found you. I did a 60-day challenge about a year and a half ago, and I loved it! I did many doubles to compensate for my occasional slacking, and I found that they weren’t too hard…unless you think about it…which one should never do!
    Keep up the good yoga, and thanks for the advice!

    • I’m glad I found you too! I only did one double during my challenge (and that was only because a teacher forgot to show up for one of my classes, so I was one down!), but it was an amazing experience. So scary beforehand, but when I started the second class I realised just how many kinks and how much stiffness I worked out during the first class… and so I was starting the second class feeling so relaxed and fluid :) Love it.

  12. Why does triangle have to be so hard???? And camel…that gets me every time.

    • I made it through both sets of Triangle today for the first time in MONTHS! Feeling the glow :) But oh man, my legs were shaking afterwards.

      Camel I used to hate, until I decided to grab that weird headrushy feeling and tell myself that I love it. Now it’s one of my favourite postures! The more tired you are, the deeper you sink into it… gotta love that.

  13. Hi there. I’m sure you already get a lot of these, but I went ahead and nominated you for the Sunshine Award. I got the nod, and I wanted to pass it on to some of my favorite bloggers. You were one of the first that came to mind. Anyway, you don’t have to do anything if you aren’t in to that sort of thing, but I wanted to let you know! http://jcmarckx.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/because-of-my-sunny-disposition/

    • Thank you so much! You just made my day :)

  14. I pop by and read your blog every now and again, then yesterday I had a conversation with a rad chick after a cracking class. We joked about my most favourite water bottle being an upcycled gin bottle, because I am class like that… a wee little creep around the interwebs this morning reveals that THAT WAS YOU! What a wonderful little surprise.
    Keep on doing such a wonderful job lady!

    • OMG NO WAY!! Hi!

      Also, I got halfway down High Street last night and saw a smashed Sapphire Gin bottle on the side of the road… please tell me that wasn’t yours!


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