Yoga is NOT for the the lily livered. You may start out weak and soft, but stick with it, and before long you feel the power. That’s the yoga legend.
Bikram yoga is a sequence of 26 postures done over the course of 90 minutes in a room that is 104°. The postures systematically work every part of the body, internal organs, veins, ligaments, and muscles to maintain optimum health and function.
It’s hot and horrible but it feels so good (when it’s over). Unfortunately, it’s all too easy for me to blow it off. So I created my One Month Mission Plan for my Bikram practice after my first day.
Here’s what happened the first day:
The instructor tells all the beginners, “All you HAVE to do is stay in the room. If things get too challenging, just lay down on your mat until you feel like you can participate in the class again. As long as you stay in the room, you can just lay there.”
This is what happened to me:
I’m sick. I feel sick. I KNOW I’m going to throw up. I can’t STAND it in here. I think this is my mind being weak and wimpy but I’m SURE I have to puke. I run out of the room. I don’t puke. I slip back in sheepishly. I feel faint. I think I’m too hungry, too hot, too (fill in blank) to go on. I finish the class anyway. What a Rookie!!!!