Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bikram Yoga

Tracy does Bikram and wanted to know how I like it. I LOVE it! It's just a little tricky to fit into my schedule. The classes are 90 minutes long, and the studio is about 15 minutes from my house. So to do a class, it's a minimum of two hours, and more realistically it's 2-1/2 hours. I have free time, but it's fragmented and requires me to be close to home much of the time. Once a week at Bikram would be a good goal for me.

It was interesting taking my girlfriend to Bikram. She does yoga pretty consistently, but has not done hot yoga. I do yoga inconsistently (once a month!), but have done Bikram before. My mind had us in a competition (yeah, that's what yoga's all about, right?) the minute we stepped in the door, and it was tough to get out of that mindset, even though I was aware of it, and was quite amused by it. My hamstring was really giving me trouble that day, and I just had to accept that and go with it. Perhaps the biggest benefit of Saturday's yoga class was the amused awareness of how hard it is to shut my mind up and just BE in the moment!


KatieFeldmom said...

Ok, so the Bikram and the Hot Yoga are one in the same? I've always wondered ... I drive by a Hot place and a Bikram place every day. I think I will give one of them a shot after I check out schedules and prices.

YAY for Mike!!!

Kick butt in Boot Camp!!!

Good Luck on the cooking class.

Stef said...

Sounds interesting!!!


Brit-Man said...

Yoga for 90 minutes, sounds like Hell. I might possibly do it once for an hour max, sometime in the next 50 years, but 90 minutes sounds like punishment.

Sounds to me like your kids are getting to that age and situation, where being seen with Mum isn't cool.

From a male perspective I know what that's like. I doubt some things change even today.

As for the new stuff, better to try it on yourself, then if it's not ideal, at least you'll be the only one with a Back like flight of stairs :-p :-p.

Have a great day.

:-) :-).


Colette said...

Well, who did better with the yoga ;)

I can't stand to be hot, so I know that kind of yoga would so not be for me. I hate just walking to the front door when it's well over 100 outside!

Glad you enjoyed it...and for the record, there's nothing wrong with feeling long as you didn't let her know. Next time you'll just let it be and enjoy the "now"

Tracy said...

Leslie, The fun is just beginning!

I knew you would dig it! I't's perfect for "us" types, lol.

Of course yoga is competitive, isn't everything? I'm just kidding of course, but what ever motivates you, go for it!

I just wrote a post about it, coincidence? Maybe.

chantal2bfit said...

I love Bikram! I used to do it several years ago when I lived near a place that have those classes. I've been taking yoga classes lately and they do heat up the room, but it's still not quite Bikram.

When I did yoga years ago, I used to go in with the competetive mindset. I used to always hurt myself becaue of it. Now I just go in and concentrate on my practice. I'm attributing it to the mental focus I gained from running. :)