The heat was a lot less intense than I had imagined, the duration alot longer and the level of difficulty on par with expectations.
I didn’t know what to expect on my first session, nor did I have time to wonder. Having been persuaded very easily by Julia, I stepped into my first Bikram Yoga session (typically and unfashionally late!) on Monday afternoon. It was something that I had always wanted to try out and had had in the back of my mind since I first heard of it more than two years ago. It’s no surprise that I gave it no second thoughts when I swiftly agreed to joining Julz at Bikram Yoga Northside.
A 90-minute session comprised of 26 poses in a room heated to body temperature. I could’ve sweated enough for one of Seth’s feeds. Apart from the calorie-burning (between 300-500 per session) and the detoxifying benefits, it offered a well-deserved mental release. In contrast to the gym workouts I have been mundanely programmed to, I must admit Yoga has always been my cup of tea and the heat has added even more flavour.
Strongly recommended for those who need a freshened ‘glow’ to the skin.