I’m not too sure when I fell in love with yoga. It was just something that I always wanted to try, and when I tired it I like how it made me feel.
When my parents relocated from Brisbane back to Melbourne 2 years ago they moved to Hoppers Crossing. On a visit down to see them, my sister and I went around the area to see what was around. We discovered quite a few things. Like a wholesale butcher that has meets at awesome prices, and some other little gems. One of those was Bikram Yoga Werribee.
Bikram Yoga is different to ‘normal’ yoga in the sense that you are doing your 26 poses in a room that is 40C | 104F. So yes it’s hot. I was actually surprised that you get use to the heat. You also get use to the sweating, and believe me you sweat a lot.
But wow did I have fun. That 90 minute class just flew by, like seriously, I’ve tired to do a 90 minute p90x yoga class at home, and well i had to break it up into 2 parts. This is a whole different kettle of fish. There is something about doing a group class with other people in the room that is totally different than doing it at home.
When I do yoga a home, I find that my mind wanders. In the class environment however I was just focus on doing the poses and nothing else. Sure there were some poses that were difficult for me and I lost my balance, but I did what I could. Having the guidance of a teacher as well is extremely valuable. I came away with more knowledge on the poses.
Will I do it again. HELL YES! It’s just a shame, that Stawell doesn’t offer it. Oh well just another reason to come visit my parents I guess.
So have you ever tried a yoga class before? Bikram or not, what did you think of it?