Hello! Welcome to my first post. So what's with the blog you may ask? Well...we are well into the new year and every year I give myself a new challenge. This year it's the 30 day Bikram Yoga challenge.
What is Bikram? "Bikram is a form of yoga that is based around a strict set of 24 ‘asana’ (postures), 2 ‘panayama’ (breathing exercises) and a high temperature dynamic and is becoming increasingly popular. So, what does Bikram Yoga entail? Well, let’s get one thing straight: it’s not for the faint-hearted this intense workout takes place in a room that is warmed to a heatstroke-inducing 40ºC (105ºF) and 40% humidity. The cardiovascular class generally lasts for 90 minutes and in that time students are put through a gruelling regime of stretches and flexibility exercises aimed at increasing strength, balance and suppleness". (realbuzz.com)
My last Bikram class was well over a year ago and I was never a regular but always enjoyed it, however the repetition put me off going anymore than twice a month and it's not so great for your wallet! One sesh can cost up to £15.
How did I decide on this challenge? I was totally inspired by two people I know who are both midway through their challenges, one of whom (Kath) is going through her second challenge, follow her here: http://asweatyadventure.blogspot.com/. I've been saying for the last few months that I want to get back into Bikram as the benefits are numerous: lose weight, flushes toxins from your body, improves flexibility, tones, strengthens, improves circulation and much more. So what better way to get back into Bikram than to throw myself into a 30 day challenge!
The challenge is self explanatory, do it for 30 days consecutively. Start date is 01.03.11 - 12 days to go......this blog will give you a daily account of my challenge.
Wish me luck!