THURSDAY-SATURDAY Bikram Yoga
Bikram Yoga is 90 mins of 26 postures in a heated room. On the first day, the exercises started with breathing - this was ok. I felt hot and sweaty, but it was manageable. Then the poses started and within 10 minutes I felt faint and dizzy. I had to lay down. After lying down for a minute I felt better. I got up and started doing the exercises again.
The heat was intense. It felt like I had sunburn all over my body for 90mins! Halfway through I felt nauseous and my heart was beating so fast that it felt like I was going to have a heart attack! When I got home I had a terrible headache because I do not drink enough water.
All these feelings I experienced are normal. I felt sick because I eat too much sugar and my heart was beating too fast because I can't control my breathing and I'm out of shape.
Anyway, I went again the next day (I drank enough water this time). I felt a lot better. It still felt like torture, but it wasn't as bad as the 1st time. When I got home I felt excellent! I had so much energy and I felt alive! Also, I didn't feel like eating dinner or my usual chocolate! I had a fantastic deep sleep and woke up feeling good. The 3rd time was even better! My body feels exercised and stretched. My skin is smooth already and I dropped 1 kg! Also, my digestion is a lot better.
The trainers really push you to do better. If you lie down, they will tell you to get up and do the pose and they push you to stretch further until your bones feel like they're going to break!
They say that 90 mins of torture will lead to 90 years of a healthy life.
I think I'm healthy. I haven't been to the doctor in 8 years! - and that was to get my medical done to come to Canada! Before that I can't remember when I visited the doctor! Maybe I should get a check-up?!
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