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 tried 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 met at awesome prices, and some other little gems. One of those was Bikram Yoga Werribee.
Now doing yoga in a class environment is very different from doing yoga in the comfort of your own home. If you have never gone to a class before then it may be something you may want to consider.
Bikram Yoga is different from ‘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 used to the heat. You also get used to 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 tried 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 focused 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 of 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?