Yesterday I tried Bikram Yoga…it was interesting. I think I liked it. I think I have to give it a few sessions to know for sure. Bikram is a sequence of 26 Hatha yoga poses practiced in a very hot room (105 degrees). Needless to say you sweat–a lot! But, the heat keeps your muscles warm and allows you to safely stretch way beyond what you could otherwise do. These 26 postures works every part of the body.
I went to the class with my daughter, Kelsey. She works at at Bikram Yoga Reston in Virginia. Kelsey is always talking about the benefits of Bikram so I thought I should give it a try. It really did feel good. The endorphins were flowing along with the sweat! This morning I felt good too. I could feel that I worked my body and I still had a “happy” feeling. (But of course that could have been from the fact she was visiting!)
I’m going to give it a try. The studio near me, Bikram Yoga Portsmouth has a great introductory offer, $10 for 10 consecutive days. My schedule doesn’t allow for 10 consecutive days, but if I get there 4 or 5 days out of 10 I’ll consider that quite good! I’ll let you know how it goes!