Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bikram Yoga

Its been a while since my last post, and i feel bad about it. Im not busy, Im not in a bad mood and I havent even started working. Im actually is a free bird atm. Btw, apparently the police check for my work requirement might take a while since i only got one name, without a last name. I know, geezz, not again.. what a bugger - i will definitely give my kids a surname regardless i have none.

The good point is? I feel really fresh today eventhough the weather is a bit gloomy, with heavy rain pouring on my way back from my first yoga class. Yes yes yes, I said my first yoga class.. And thats most probably what makes me feel so fresh. I saw an ads in the road couple of days before and I wrote down the number in my phone. I was busy doing nothing at my friends place (*see? how free i am) when I suddenly remember that ads again. So, I decided that I want to try those bikram yoga class. It is cheap I guess, its only $20 for beginners and its valid for 10 consecutive days. So I figure I might give it a try, and once I feel good about it I can just come for the next 9days, or not. Hahaha

My impression? Oh gosh, I never expect to be this exhausted at first. The class runs for 90mins, and I start to rumble after 45mins. But my bikram teacher said that it is common, and that I need to keep on coming for the next days (*ofcourse she'll say that) until I get used to the heat in the room. She said only then I can start following the bikram positions fully.

Well, but that kind of makes sense because this is a bikram yoga, which means the class is a pre-heated room with minimum of 39degree. You can google a lot of article about different yoga types, but the most popular are hatha and bikram. Hatha yoga is the slower kind of yoga that gives you soothing feeling, usually with a bit of meditation. While bikram requires you to finish the 26 different positions to stretch your body and muscles, let your body sweat (really sweaty, this is why we are required to bring towel to be put above the yoga mat) and focus on your breathing.

I feel silly for not being able to complete the whole class, but I forced myself not to go out from the room until the end of the class. That way my bikram teacher said I will get used to the heat faster. Im not sure if Im going to come again tomorrow, but I really like it. Im also thinking to give myself a try for some Hatha next time.
These are the positions for bikram, and let me tell you, it is not that easy, and people are sweating like hell.

Pic from here


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