So I am usually good for anything once... however it will sometimes take me a while to get to the doing it once part.
I was encouraged by some coworkers to participate in a Bikram Yoga class, for those of you who don't know this is the practice of yoga in a studio where the studio temperature is 105 degrees. It is a 90 min session which takes you through 26 postures or poses.
Now you are asking yourself why on earth would anyone do this? I thought the same thing, there doesn't sound liked there is anything please let alone calming about sweating in a hot room for 90mins. I was so wrong!!!
So I attended a Monday night class with 2 work colleagues not knowing what to expect and certain I would not make it through the whole session.
I stepped into the room and didn't find it to me as hot as I thought it would be, that changed when the instructor arrived and pumped up the heat. I was in the back of the room so I could watch others and gain an understanding of each pose. I was surprised by how challenging some of the poses were and encouraged by my ability to do other rather well.
About 3/4 of the way through I started to feel as though I was waining and wouldn't make it, but we moved on to some other poses which allowed my body to rest a bit and I held on to the end.
After the class I met my colleagues in the lobby and told them I thought I was hooked. It was by far one of the hardest workouts I have had in a long time and the amount of sweat was cleansing in an odd way.
I drove home feeling somewhat like a noodle, I got home showered and was asleep within 2 minutes of my head hitting the pillow.
I have since tried another studio and I was not nearly as impressed as the instructor was snarky and a bit condescending and too touchy for my taste. I did however get another great workout but it wasn't as great or as relaxing as the first.
So if you are interested in Bikram (Hot) Yoga I highly recommend it. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids the day of class, your body will thank you for it.