Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Love Affair

This past weekend, I attended both yoga classes I was planning to take: Bikram on Saturday and community beginner yoga on Sunday. I was excited to use my new mat and for my friend to experience Bikram for the first time.

Bikram went great! I realized that if I really focused, the breathing exercises weren't that bad. Also, my friend really liked it, which was a relief to me. I didn't want to be responsible for her being trapped in a hot room for an hour and a half!

I was really sore again the next day, so I did some light cardio on the treadmill before heading to community yoga at Lululemon. I was kind of nervous about the class mostly because I didn't really know what to expect. I shouldn't have been nervous, because compared to Bikram, it was a walk in the park! I didn't feel any stronger or very challenged, but it was a good stretching session. So I guess in that way, it wasn't a complete waste of time. Also, I picked up a cute new tank top while I was there too.

Friends, I have to share this: I think I've discovered a new love affair with Bikram yoga.

I feel challenged throughout the entire class (and we all know I love to take on a challenge), and it seems to be very good for my tight muscles. I'm very flexible in some areas, but my muscles are really tight in other areas. The combination of the hot room and the challenging poses really help stretch my entire body. And I feel like it also challenges me mentally.

I may have to purchase a package deal for classes if I'm going to continue to take them. It's not a cheap activity, but may be well worth it.

1 comment:

  1. I love Bikram too, though I have not been for well over a year. =\ Maybe I should look into it again to spice things up.