What is Yoga 308

Life is a constant struggle of balancing our body on both a physical and emotional side. Through yoga I have learned several life lessons. Yoga 308 is a goal I set for myself to do at least 60 minutes of yoga for 6 days a week for the next year. I invite anyone to join me on this adventure as I blog about some of my daily experiences. This is not intended to show that I have found peace and tranquility, but rather give my honest feelings of my journey. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 228 - Bikram Yoga

This morning I went to Bikram Yoga Orlando.  This was my first Bikram class in about 8 years.  I have been wanting to give it another try, but honestly was not a fan of it 8 years ago.  Bikram is a series yoga with the same 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises each time.  It is what I describe as the militant yoga of the different types of yoga.  The instructor has the same scripted instructional speech each class.  It is a 90 minute class each time that follows the same routine each time.  It is also a hot yoga set at 104 degrees.

I have always advised people who are first getting into yoga to go to a few different studios and try a few different types of yoga. There are so many different types out there.  Some yoga may not fit your personality.  I honestly went into Bikram knowing I had hated it before.  I was worried I would still hate Bikram.

What I remember most about Bikram from 8 years ago was it was really hot.  I over came this at Orlando Power yoga.  Now I prefer the hot yoga classes.

I honestly had a pretty good time this morning.  It was a new fresh place.  There were a couple weird things.  I noticed when I walked in that everyone was laying in corpse pose, but everyone's feet were pointing in the opposite direction.  There were also a few different approaches with the postures such as bending your knees in some postures to make sure your head touches your leg. 

Bikram was a yoga that was out of my norm.  I think it is always a good thing to get out of the norm.  The Bikram postures are not my favorite.  There are a lot that seem like they might mess up my knee.  I will be going to a few more of these Bikram classes and see where it leads me. 

Try something new today.  Or try something you did not like years ago, but might think differently now.  Leave me a comment or send me an email about these adventures.