So as part of my uber crazy
2012 Ultimate Health Goal I decided that it might be a good idea to try out
Bikram Yoga. I’ve heard heaps about it before and everyone that I know who has
done it says it’s amazing.
Bikram Yoga is a style of Yoga
that runs for 90 mintues and consists of a series of 26 postures and 2
breathing exercise. Doesn’t seem so bad until the 40.6-degree room that it’s
done in is mentioned. I’m not a huge lover of the heat so I knew this would be
I started last Thursday at the Bikram Yoga College of India in Darlinghurst with a few girls from work. They
have a special for newcomers which is a $17 10 day trial. It’s a pretty amazing
price since a casual class is $18. I also really liked the centre because it
was chilled out and wasn’t full of crazy skinny/fit intense yoga fanatics.
At first when I walked into the
room the heat didn’t seem so bad. That all went to hell once we started. It’s a
pretty damn intense yoga session! About 15 minutes in I could feel water
running down my back and by the end of the session I was soaking. I gave up
trying to wipe my face because 5 minutes later it was back.
That's pretty much what you look like after about 5 mins...
But by god did I feel amazing! I
was happy that I was able to finish the entire session. Some of the moves were
the same as Ashtanga Ygoa which I’ve done before so I had an idea on my to do
After I finished I don’t think
I’ve ever felt so amazing. I felt energetic, clean and detoxified. The next day
at work everyone said that my skin looked glowing and I looked really fresh.
I loved it so much I went back
on Friday as well, and then on Sunday and again tonight!
So if your looking for
something to get you fit this year I highly recommend Bikram Yoga! It’s not for
the faint hearted but it’s so worth it.