Monday, August 11, 2008

Bikram Yoga

Tonight I attended my first Hot Yoga class, and of course, I dragged Hubs along :) LOL. He is such a great sport. He shouldn't complain, there were plenty of young girls there. I wish I could say the same about the guys, only hefty guys that were dressed in sweats with mystery stains on their shirts. Ewwww.....

Well to sum up how I felt after the class, allow me to present the following picture:



Jess, you were right, did I ever sweat, I didn't know it was possible to sweat so much. I was literally soaked through when I finished. And I didn't bring a change of clothes which made the 30 minute drive home uncomfortable. The raisin picture is also appropriate because I felt very mellow and relaxed after the class. Love the feeling. Would I go again?


Absolutely.


In fact, I paid $20 for one week of unlimited classes (offered to new students), so I will check out the various styles of the instructors. Compared to my regular Yoga for Runners class, I didn't find it as stretchy, but just a rigorous, just in a different way. Our instructor was slightly monotone, but maybe that goes with the style. I am also used to my very awesome yoga instructor, Sheree, who tells the best little stories mid posture.

The studio is really nice, fairly new, with wood floors which was good with all of the sweating. Another bonus of the sweating was that my skin felt so soft afterwards. It's like a free facial.

Tomorrow is my Yasso's, maybe I'll revolt and do Yoga instead?!! Nah, I guess I'll get them over with. Its my last really hard workout before the Quebec Marathon.

Thanks for reading!!

12 comments:

Melanie said...

now i need to go back and do a class! :)

Kim said...

Ahhh...I have never done hot yoga before but would love to. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Ali said...

We have a Moksha Yoga in London. I've been a few times and love how I feel afterwards. You are right it is like having a facial.

Jess said...

Glad you liked it! Told ya you'd sweat like no other. It's hard to imagine when people tell you that because you're like "Pssfftt, I run! I sweat all the time!" But then Bikram is totally different.

Bob Gentile said...
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Bob Gentile said...

Good Job !! I have heard great things about Bikram... I think for now I will just sweat in the Sauna but I will lean towards learning more about yoga in 09'

Sweat on my friend, Sweat on :-)

*aron* said...

oh great job!!! sounds like a great workout!

ohhh marathon is coming up! exciting!

Running Knitter said...

I have to get into bikram. Thanks!

Lily on the Road said...

We have hot yoga at Mountain Goat Yoga, I must get there some time soon, I need a good facial! LOL...

Have fun!

tfh said...

Ha...when I used to do Bikram, the only guys there were dragged-along husbands! Your post makes me wish I hadn't been lazy and quit the class.

Laura said...

I've never done Bikram, but one summer I did yoga outside every afternoon in the hot sun where the temp (not feels-like temp, but actual temp) was about 85-90 degrees. I LOVED it. I think I should try Bikram...

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