About Celebrate 2011: This year has been full of ups and downs for me. In January, I certainly didn’t think I’d have health issues and then end up losing less than 20 pounds in the year. It seriously, seriously had me down in the dumps the past few months. Instead of focusing on the pounds lost, I’ve decided to write a few posts celebrating all the great things I did in 2011.
In May, I got a Groupon and tried Bikram Yoga. I honestly have no idea the differences between types of yoga (my sister practices kundalini yoga), but I knew Bikram was hot yoga, and in my mind, it seemed like something really fit people would do. This ironically made me want to try it.
Here is my recap. I think I ended up doing about 8 sessions total. The awesome folks at Bikram Yoga Lexington offered me sessions even beyond my Groupon, but I was just not in the right mindset at the time to continue. If I'm going to spend 90 minutes exercising, I want to enjoy it. I think it's definitely something I'll do more of as I get further into my journey.
The one myth I want to debunk about Bikram is that there are only really tiny, flexible people who practice it. I seriously saw bodies of all shapes and sizes in the sessions. Some people were very advanced in their practice, and some that “looked” conventionally the fittest had trouble doing some of the postures. It's definitely all about the individual and not about anyone else around you.
Just for fun, this is my sister doing one of her yoga poses. How 2 siblings can be so different physically is beyond me! And if you've done Bikram Yoga before, you have to read this Best of Craigslist ad for a yoga mat – hilarious.