Friday, November 12, 2010

Hot & Sweaty

That was me at about 7pm last night. Hot beyond words, sweat dripping everywhere. Last night, ladies & gents, I tried Bikram Yoga for the first time. And, based on last night, it won't be the last. Which surprises me. Because I have to say, I don't buy it - the whole you're compressing your organs and improving your digestion, you're sweating out toxins, you're losing weight (I was definitely sweating out all the water I'd drunk, not fat). There were points last night where I couldn't believe the pounding of my heart, just from stretching in a hot room, and I certainly felt a bit sick at a couple of points.

But I can't deny it: this morning I feel really good - very upright, my spine straighter, legs loose. I have some sore and achey bits, and tomorrow will certainly be worse (I've reached the age where it's two days later that the pain really kicks in). I resent the fact that my desk is most certainly not ergonomically good for me, with my chair too high (I can't fix it, for some reason) and my keyboard too low. Because, for once, I am actually sitting properly, not slumped or curled into my chair.

Believe me, I don't want to buy into it. But I'm certainly not averse to feeling like this.


sevendialsgirl said...

Ooooh, I've been lurking in bikram yoga sites recently thinking about giving it a go. After this slightly scary recommendation I will be signing up (for one class).

P.s. Miss you x

pumpkin said...

You should totally try it - just to see. But definitely tell them you're a beginner and if you can drag someone else along, it's all good for that solidarity thing. It's also so much easier, weirdly, than real yoga, in that you're much more flexible in that heat. But don't wear much, and sit near windows if there are windows...

ps miss you too - are you round and about for any of the christmas period?