I had tried one Bikram yoga class a number of years ago and couldn't believe how much I sweated, but couldn't remember much about the actual yoga moves.
We got there early for our first class, although it took us a while to find a space to leave our shoes and bags. Apparently the Monday evening class is the busiest of the week. They weren't wrong! When we walked into the yoga room, we were shocked to see about 50 mats laid out across the floor, and most of them were already full!
We found two mats together at the front, put our towels out and lay down. However, when the instructor asked if there were any newbies in the class, he swiftly moved us from the front to the second row.
|we arrived much earlier for our second class!|
I found my hips and quads were really tight, and so found the moves needed flexibility in these places were quite tough. Luckily my balance is quite good, so I found the balancing moves not as challenging. That's not to say they weren't all pretty tough. I am very inflexible, and found my position in some moves quite worrying.
I have only been to one other class since the first class, and found that some of the moves are already easier! I really need to work on my flexibility, plus my doctor has said my headaches might improve my including yoga into my regime.
Each class is 1hr and a half, and includes some time and the beginning and the end to just breathe and relax. Something that is definitely missing from my life!
|Sweaty photo taken on my way home after the first class|