So I have had a few questions about Bikram Yoga lately and I thought I would just share my thoughts with all of you.
First, I have been practicing for almost 4 years this Spring. That is CRAZY!! To be honest with you, I originally started taking Bikram to help get off the tragic freshman 40. No, I am not kidding. Ha.
However, once I actually started practicing and going consistently, I was hooked. Throw everything physical out the window, Bikram is a complete mental workout for me. To say that I am addicted to it is a complete understatement.
I know I sound like one of those psycho yogis but that’s fine by me!!
I think everyone should do Bikram and I am happy to share with you why:
When I am practicing Bikram: I am less stressed, I am happier, I get less antsy, I have a lot more patience, I rarely have really abrupt mood swings, I feel like if I can accomplish 90 minutes in that room, I can accomplish anything.
Sure, there are days when I am like “Why the EFFF am I here in the 105 degree room for 90 minutes.” And then I leave and I feel like a completely new person.
Another amazing part of Bikram is that (knock on wood) I really have not been that sick at all in college. My asthma is a million times better while I am working out. Speaking of working out, Bikram really compliments my other workouts well. It makes runs and other cardio activities much easier and let’s be real…. I would rather do yoga as my strength training than lift weights any day.
The thing about Bikram is that it is completely mental. So many people say “they could never do it” but you don’t know until you have tried! There are people of all levels, shapes and sizes in every class. I have never once felt intimidated or not good enough.
Especially at the studio in Dallas, the teachers are amazing. They are SO sweet and encouraging! Some days they push me but that is because they know what I am capable of. I have a lot of friends at Bikram that I have made over the past few years. It is a great community.
Sure… there are plenty of days when I feel like this:
But then I remember how I feel when I leave.
The only downside to it is that I wish I had more time to go everyday. It is a timely process and does tend to take at least 2 hours of your day away which some days just is not feasible.
I am so grateful to have found Bikram yoga. It is like my safe place during the week. It is the one time 2-4 days a week that I have no phone, computer or communication with anyone. I can go and forget about everything stressful that might be going on in my life that day and clear my head for 90 minutes.
If you are thinking about going… all you need is:
I usually bring a change of clothes for after class to throw on too!
I am off to Mobile for the weekend for one of my best friend’s deb ball!! See y’all soon.
1. Do you take Bikram or any other kind of yoga?
2. What are your plans this weekend?!!!!?