Bikram Yoga – some kind of hell.

I knew what I was in for – I went through a phase about a year and a half ago where I was going to Bikram Yoga classes three times a week. I was a wobbly, inflexible mess then and I am even worse now.

Just add back injury to the above. But THAT’S why I have returned to the hot room.

My Osteopath thinks I have a disc herniation of sorts, something I’m familiar with having a sister who needed an operation hers was so bad, and having had three bulging discs previously myself.

So no Jiu Jitsu for me until it settles down… I am allowed to walk, do the prescribed back/butt strengthening exercises and pilates/yoga – backward bends are ok, forward bending not so much.

So I went into the room knowing there would be a few moves I would sit out, ok possibly a little smug in that knowledge too (weeee unscheduled rest/water breaks!). What I didn’t expect was how crazy dizzy I would feel ( I totally ate and drank beforehand in preparation too). I ended up having to sit out a good half of the class.  

Thankfully I didn’t embarrass myself by fainting! And I did stay in the room the entire time, which scored me points with the teacher. 

Something I forgot about which I will have to erm, rectify before my next visit – open plan showering after class = lots of female nekkidness!

Supermarket stop for some wax on the way home.





Author: gypsy girl

An Aussie in Alsace, trying to be braver in jiu jitsu and life in general.

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