Wednesday, April 6, 2011

my new hobby

Okay, so it's not really a "hobby," it's more like a workout. Okay, so it's a workout. But I'm quickly becoming obsessed with...

bikram yoga

What's bikram yoga? It's hot yoga, a 90 minute yoga class in a super hot room (like mid summer in Arizona hot). bik

Why do I like (semi-quickly becoming love) bikram yoga? Because I feel sooooo good after!

While I'm in the class, I hate it. I want to die. I think I might actually die. And I sweat. A lot. But after the class is over my body feels surprisingly rejuvenated and cleansed.

How did I get started? My coworker Jeremy (yes, the same Jeremy from the last post... he is quite convincing!) mentioned his experience and I figured it could be a fun/good workout.

Last Monday was my first yoga experience. Ever. Start out with a bang right?! So I bought a yoga mat and met Jeremy at the class. I figured it couldn't be that hard, yoga looks pretty easy. I was very wrong. The class is 45 minutes of standing poses and 45 minutes of sitting poses. I only lasted about 30 minutes until I was too light-headed to continue standing and then I only had 15 minutes of energy left for the sitting portion. Fail. I went again on Thursday and completed the entire class (thank you Gatorade)!

I went this past Monday again, and finished 80% of the class - not too bad. I have a 30 day pass so I plan on going as may times as I can this month. We'll see how it goes...

No comments:

Post a Comment