Monday, May 25, 2009

my first ever bikram yoga experience

today my dear, sweet friend lela and i got up at 6 am to go to pittsburgh, pa to go to a bikram yoga class. lela had done bikram and knew what to expect. i did not...

well, i KNEW what to expect. i read up on bikram yoga and knew that it was going to be HOT but i didn't realize it would be THAT HOT!! unfortunately i don't deal well with heat. and temperatures that go from 105-110 degrees is a little too hot for me :(

i regret to say that i didn't make it through the full hour and a half but i did make it through an hour and 10 minutes. at that point i had pushed my boundaries but i had to respect my limit and i knew that i was at my limit. just laying there in the heat didn't seem to help too much at which point i apologized and left the room (before i passed out). i wish i could have made it through the whole class and maybe one day i will.

as much as the heat was torture for me, i am stubborn and will therefore probably try bikram again at another time.

photo by moi

8 comments:

theanalyst said...

I don't think I would have made it through the heat either! But you gave it your best and an hour and 10 mins is great!

City Girl said...

I feel the same way about Bikram - the heat is torture. I also get awful headaches whenever I try it - I may try it again this year though.

naturallylela said...

I'm Proud of you! And now we know that there is actually a form of yoga out there that Melita Mollohan doesn't like :)

The Cooking Accountant said...

1 hr 10 min is awesome! I know the next time you will make it all the way through!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Wow - very impressed. Not tried Bikram but a good friend of mine fainted in her first class (she now loves it though!!!). You did so well. Have you got another class booked?

Ally -- Onyx and Alabaster said...

I'm impressed -- I wouldn't have lasted 15 minutes! I had a friend who always tried to get me to go with him, but I used to play soccer in the summer and knew that even 90 degrees was torture for me. :o) Kudos to you for lasting so long!!

Melita said...

you guys are awesome. thanks for cheering me on!! i did the best i could for that day. next time i'll make it thru a whole class, even if that means laying on the floor the whole time lol.

Emily said...

Melita, go you! Bikram is my favorite style, but it took awhile to build up my tolerance (which I'm sure has sense disappeared). I'd drink TONS of extra water the night before a class and eat minimally; it seemed to help. I'm cheering for you, girl!