Post # 1
I have done some intense yoga in a very hot room before with a personal trainer (last summer), but I have never done Bikram. There was a groupon and I bought it and I will have a month unlimited. I figure if I go at least three times per week, I might be able to see a change in my body?
Anyone who has done/does Bikram, I would love to hear about you first experience. I’m a little nervous.
Post # 3
Drink tons of water before you go, make sure all of your hair is back and can’t escape into your face, and wear only little shorts and a sports bra. And bring a big towel! Bikram is great for toning and getting rid of excess water. It isn’t cardio but you will burn a lot of calories because its 90 minutes of difficult positions. I also found that it help me eat healthier (could have been a head trick, I don’t know). Just to warn you, its going to stink in the room!
Post # 4
You will definitely see results (I did it 3 times a week for 1 month not too long ago and lost about 10lbs – some water weight but not all). kingytobe is right,, it makes you want to eat healthier… and yes the room will likely stink… I try to stay away from men and in a corner.
Post # 5
I tried bikram yoga just once. Ok, key thing… drink lots of water during the day BEFORE you go to class as well as during. I misjudged this and thought it would be fine to just drink a bottle of water during class. I got a really bad dehydration headache after class! Then I drank a bunch more water and it got better.. but yeesh, you lose a lot more water than you expect.
Post # 6
@rolling berry: Yes. This. Drink water. Drink more water then you think you need, and then drink MORE. I also thought I drank enough before, during and after and I STILL got a terrible dehydration headache BOTH times I tried it.
I loved the class but I couldn’t deal with the headaches. :
Post # 7
What the PPs said, and don’t eat anything 2-3 hours before or you may feel nauseous during class.
You may feel dizzy from the heat and exertion, don’t feel embarrassed if you need to sit down or take sips of water during. Drink some gatorade after to replace electrolytes. One last tip, try to get a space near the door, it’s a little cooler. It takes time to build up to the full intensity of the heat.
Let us know how your first class went…Have fun, bikram yoga is my favorite 🙂
Post # 8
So, I did it! It was really packed in there because of the groupon offer. It was certainly intense! After a while I didn’t even notice the heat, it was the difficulty of the postures. I do think that I will try it again tomorrow. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. Maybe the second time will hook me.
Did it take you guys a while to fall in love?
Post # 9
@norab2684: Haha, I didn’t fall in love. I never went back! I prefer my yoga in normal temperatures 🙂 Actually I am a fan of power yoga/ashtanga styles, which give you quite a workout but are done without heat. The poses are actually harder than the ones they do in Bikram.. Bikram poses feel extra difficult though because it’s so darn hot!
Post # 10
I haven’t personally done it, but my hair stylist said the first time she did bikram, she threw up all over the place. yikes!
Post # 11
I just started Bikram! I had a hard time the first time, have since gone four times and LOVE IT! You have to try it at least three times.