Bikram Yoga Class

Bikram Yoga Class

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga

Maybe I am a bit insane.  I don’t know.  But, I feel the need to go take a Bikram Yoga Class.  I talked about P90X and P90X2 Yoga a little while back.  But, I have just basically dabbled with Yoga in my workout routines and have done the X and X2 routines.  Yoga is one of those things that I love, but I hate, you know?  I don’t like it but it is something that I need to do.  I do believe it is the fountain of youth.  Every time I do it, I feel more flexible and more in control.  Lately, Melanie got us a family plan at the Chiropractor’s office.  We basically go in and get adjusted once a week where they pop us out and realign our spines.  I will do it for a month with getting popped once a week or so and see how I feel, but I really think I will do better just taking Yoga Classes now and then.  Who knows, I might even want to become an instructor one day.  EEEK….

So, I am really looking into going and taking a Bikram Yoga Class.  It’s scary, but at the same time, it really is something I want to do.  I remember the first time I did Yoga.  I felt so worthless.  I remember a friend of mine explaining it as the balance of an elephant on roller skates and the flexibility of concrete.  Well, that’s basically the way I felt for sure.  It also made me extremely sore.  You do pushups and at the end of the pushups, you do upward and downward dogs and really stretch your joints.  I’m thinking before I go into it and do a live class, I need to do some more at home.  That’s where P90X2 Yoga comes in.

Bikram Yoga Class – What to Expect

Frosty the Snowman Melts

Frosty the Snowman Melts

I really have no idea.  I went to the website of the local class that I think I would want to attend.  I looked at the retail store.  Everything is cutesie girlie stuff.  I don’t think I will need a hairband and it looks like I will need to be buying a special mat in order to not slip all over the place.  I sweat like a pig when I do yoga in my nice 72 degree controlled environment.  I can’t imagine doing it in a room that is 105 degrees and at least 50% humidity.  I think I will also need to get some new yoga clothes so, in the words of Doug Couch, I don’t “show my junk” when I’m lifting my leg and swinging it through.  All those cutesie little girls in there might not appreciate having a flasher in their group.  I do know I will have to stay extremely hydrated.  With as much as I normally sweat, I’m sure I will be a nasty pool of sweat by the time it’s over.  Images of Frosty the Snowman in the greenhouse comes to mind.

Bikram Yoga  Class – Getting Up My Nerves and Scheduling

I guess the only thing to do is to face my fears and do it, right?  I will be going by the studio today.  They have a special there where you can sign up for 30 days of unlimited classes for $99.  If you complete 30 classes in 30 days, you get a Tshirt and a party at a local club here in town.  YAY.  But, to schedule it, and be able to do it with the holidays coming up, I may actually have to wait until February.  I have so much stuff going on and will be out of town during November camping and doing stuff with the family.  December is full with the holidays.  I am planning a trip to Africa possibly in January for 10 days.  So, it looks like February will be my month.  I just have to go by there and see if they will let me take classes and sign up for the 1st Timer Classes for February if I take a class before that.  I really want a Tshirt and a party so, we’ll see.  I guess that amount of time will allow me to get some yoga in at home and prepare.  I feel the need to be ready to do 30 days of Yoga in a row.  So, this may give me time to prepare.

I remember starting Jujitsu Classes though and I was crazy afraid.  I don’t want to feel this way, but I’m sure I’ll get over it.  It’s a matter of walking in and having some persistence and just doing it.  It’s a mindset.  It’s something that has to be done.  If other people can do it, I can too, right?

So, time to conquer some fears!  Do the thing you fear and your fear will disappear.  We’ll see how it goes and I will definitely keep you posted how it goes.

If you live near me, let me know if you want to go with me.  I would love to have a friend hold my hand and let me cry on their shoulder.  To me, classes are a lot more intimidating than working out at home.  At home, I’m in the security of my house and no one can see me but when I’m in the middle of a bunch of people, there is “nowhere to hide”.  So, let me know!!

 

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