I was bad and didn’t write about my experience after. Granted, I went to the late class and spend all of Saturday helping a friend but now I can say as of 11:30am today, I have two Bikram classes under my belt.
The first class was intense, my body wasn’t ready to deal with the heat despite all the water I’ve been consuming. I would get up and try a pose and have to sit down as waves of dizziness and panic would set it. I forced myself to rest and not run away like parts of my body was telling me too. The floor series was a bit easier as the fans were going and I lucky and accidentally placed myself under it. I sat in the change room for at least twenty minutes after just talking with the other new students and the teacher and breathing. As difficult it was, I wanted to go back and see how I would do. It was intense.
My 2nd class was easier heat wise even though I accidentally placed myself in front of the heater and there were no spots under the fans. I was able to do the first three poses without resting and overall was able to do more. I found I was more exhausted when starting the floor series but I’m assuming that is because I was able to do more of the standing series this time. I noticed I didn’t need as much time to rest after. One thing though, I am really emotional and noticed it right after class. My friends have mentioned this is normal but it took me by surprise. One day at a time.
I’m planning on going back tomorrow for day 3!
My bag is all packed and I’m ready to go :) I wanted to go to the 6:15pm class but my co-worker who has done Bikram before might join me so I’m sitting around waiting for the 8:15pm. I’m nervous and excited. I’ll post how it goes, wish me luck.
I recently applied to be part of the Bikram Vancouver experiment but unfortunately wasn’t selected.
The second round of Bikram Yoga Vancouver’s Bikram Yoga Experiment is about to begin, and we’re looking for three more participants interested in changing their bodies and their lives through Bikram Yoga!
The Bikram Yoga Experiment will put five lucky individuals with various goals to the test: five Bikram Yoga classes a week for three months (between October 15, 2011, and January 30, 2012). We’ll help you track your progress to show the many benefits of Bikram Yoga. Whether you want to lose weight, heal an injury or decrease stress, participating in the Bikram Yoga Experiment will change your life!
I was bummed but decided not to let it get me down or dwell on it but just to do it on my own. I’m going to commit to five classes a week for 60 days. If I’m sick, I’m allowed to skip however I have to make it up by doing an extra class on the weekend or a double one day.
I’m planning on starting as soon as this cold that is settling in goes away, time to buy a new yoga mat and some clothing.