I fell in love with Bikram Yoga today – went for the first time and I LOVED it. I have done T’ai Chi on/off for years – but I could never find a Yoga grove. This style feels absolutely ‘right’ for me. I love being able to sweat freely and being in a place where people aren’t concerned about smell, sweat or how they look – you just do it. It was so relaxing and energizing. I am just so amazed by it. My son’s most excellent teacher-now-grad-student-now-friend wrote this piece which I want to share about Bikram Yoga.
During the school year, I’d frequently drive by this little tan building. I’d always been curious about it, so when summer started I decided to give it a shot. I’ve never been very flexible or great with balance, and I’ve heard the hot room is supposed to be a great detox and help you stretch deeper than normal. I was a little nervous to do it, so I got a couple Kino graduates to sign up with me, and I took my first Bikram yoga class.
I watched the clock the entire time, counting down the sweat dripping seconds till the final breathing posture. I thought, What was I thinking!? I can’t wait till this hellish class is over. And then, like a Bikram miracle, I finished the class, walked into the air-conditioned lobby, and felt an amazing euphoria wash over me. I’ve gone almost everyday this week, and now…
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