Last summer, despite paying a monthly fee for unlimited classes, I was burnt out on Bikram Yoga. I could not bring myself to go to a class, and wasted the last three months of my studio membership (which ended last September). For the rest of 2012 I did very little stretching. At the start of this year, I decided that I needed to resume the practice. But I still was not up to going to a formal class.
I continued to swim with the pull buoy, crossing my ankles. Not only is it intense, it also slows me down and makes me lop-sided on one side.