Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Prescription: Bikram Yoga

First off, thank you for the comments on the last post!!!!! They helped A LOT!!!!
Later that day I went to a Bikram yoga class. I've done it before, but not for a while. And all those classes were in L.A. where, despite the best efforts of the instructors, it was mostly about showing young folks off their tight, toned bodies and flexibility. (Once again, the aching insecurities of unemployed actors shines through!) But the instructors also "encouraged" everyone to go further than maybe some of us were ready for.
In Sunday's class, the instructor did just the opposite. he really encouraged us NOT to go further than we were capable of. And it was one of the best classes, of any kind, I've ever taken. Challenging, but not so much that I couldn't move the next day (although I was sore, lol!)
I'm taking another class today. Different instructor but, hopefully, just a sgood. I really enjoyed it, and I LOVE how I felt afterwards! Calm, relaxed, and MUCH better than I'd felt that morning. (Although part of that was getting my thoughts down here, so thatnk you again!!!)
It's expensive, I'm not gonna lie. But if it helps me, I think it's worth it. It's a good investment in myself and my well being. And if Mommy's happy, I'm pretty sure that's good for the rest of the family.


Charlotte said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! I've been dying to try Bikram forever. I know, 15 years of yoga experience and I've never done Bikram. It's a travesty.

azusmom said...

I really like it. I took that second class yesterday, and it was great. I think each studio is different. But most offer a deal to new students. At the studio here you can take as many classes as you want in 30 days for $30. Do you have a studio nearby?