I have decided that Bikram is not for me. While I think it is awesome exercise, and I loved the idea that I was sweating out all of the toxins in my body (while clearing my skin as well) in the long run I don’t think that my body would ever adjust. My claustrophobia along with my already hot body temperature made the classes excruciating. I was always dizzy and nauseated even after two weeks of practicing (6 classes). Id have to only eat fresh, organic food and drink tons and tons of water and never EVER any alcohol and then MAYBE the classes would be less painful — but I’m not ready make that kind of a sacrifice. I don’t need to be that extreme. This was hard for me because I don’t like failing or giving up but…while exercise is never easy or as fun as eating cake and candy, it shouldn’t be miserable either. If I am going to drop $150 a month I’d better like it a little.
I am going to try out another yoga place in the area. They still offer only hot yoga during the times I can go but it is not “Bikram.” The temp is closer to 90 degrees rather than 105-110, and it is Vinyasa or Flow yoga instead of the 26 postures of Bikram. I really missed the calming yoga music too. Maybe they will play some there.
I am in a particularly crappy mood today. It’s Monday and early on I had a banking transaction DISASTER that could ruin the rest of my month or if I’m lucky just ruin the rest of my week. Deep breaths. I am on an island far away with a tropical drink in hand, 10 lbs thinner and getting a golden tan.