It's 98 degrees outside, but feels like 100 degrees and mind you it's the second day of Fall. Taking a cue from Buday's post, I took time out to go to one of my favorite places, "the library." Most of the books from my list that I wanted to borrow were out. So, I just took two books from the "new arrival shelf" that somehow looked interesting from a quick glance. Let's hope they are entertaining.
I'm learning this new technique where I use a cryostat to cut tissue to about 16 micrometer in thickness and immediately stain the section. Voila, this is what you see under a fluorescence microscope. That fluorescent blue in the photo shows nerve fibers running through the mouse spleen. Isn't science just magical! Or at least make pretty pictures, hahaha.
I started something new last night. I joined a "Bikram Yoga" class near my neighborhood. I signed up for 7 days. I know some of you are thinking, "another fad." However, I've heard so many good things about it, so I'm trying it. My sister actually joined a week ago and was raving about it. It was actually recommended by during her last doctor visit to help relieve her arthritis. My first thought was the opposite. Go figure, little do I know.
Trying something new has always been in "The List" of things to do. The Bikram yoga class was conducted in a 105 degrees room for 90 minutes. We did 26 poses, about a minute long each pose for each side and the result for me was a bucketful of sweat and engagement of my muscles that I didn't know existed. I've done yoga classes in my gym on and off but this one is really different.
So, if you think you want something new to do, don't mind a roomful of sweaty people, and improve your body in so many different ways, try Bikram Yoga. This reminds me of Marissa's blog about "Bekkeren," I guess it doesn't hurt to improve ourselves in any way we can. Anything can start with a goal in mind. My dear friends, I challenge you today to start something new. You might just like it!