Sunday, December 9, 2007

my first bikram yoga class. Thoughts on stupidity.

I have excellent cardiovascular endurance in general. Of course in order to take part in the triathlon, I need to improve. But I'm off to an ok start. Am i a clydesdale?

Anyhow, walk into the studio with my mat & water wearing my excercise shorts & sports bra. I can honestly say that I was a little distracted because people are wearing very little clothing & men show their chests mostly. So I'm distracted by all the hotness & I felt very comfortable, which is good.

Anyhow, I told the instructor that it was my first yoga class ever. I've taken lots of mat pilates last year, but never any yoga. They started off with an interesting throat breating exercise. Within 5 minutes I felt nauseous. I mean who wants to be in a room of sweating bodies?

The class is 90 minutes long and the first hour is standing poses. About 30 minutes into the poses, my head started to feel light- very strangely so. I thought I would just pass out. I had drank tons of water before class & I thought I'd be fine. Then I remembered- I hadn't eaten all day & I drank two redbulls at midnite last night so I was crashing. How stupidly irresponsibly. So I rested and skimped out of one or two poses...The instructor opened the window a few times to let in air-what a relief! "Clean air to replace muggy sweaty air.

I love the feeling of sweat dripping down my back & my face. The only thing that can make me sweat that much is the stairmaster or circuit cardio class. Neither of which are part of my life right now.

I always thought a great title for a book would be "sweat, play, fuck" you know kind of like "eat pray love" only not so cheesy sounding. Anyhow, I need to sweat. The final poses are sitting poses/mat poses. phew. The most exiting thing was discovering that I can do balance poses on both legs! I mean my posture sucks, but two weeks ago I couldn't do any kind of balance excercise on my left leg. I'm healed! God is great. Smile.

Anyhow, I will eat better the next time I decide to take a yoga class. No more stupidity.


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