I finally cashed in my Bikram Yoga Groupon. A month long, unlimited class membership.I also booked a McNabs Island Ferry crossing and 4 hour hike! But due to a rainfall warning for the weekend, it got cancelled. I guess being in an aluminum boat on the ocean during a lightning storm isn't safe. Next chance I get, I'm going!!
Hot Yoga: I've done Moksha Yoga in the past, similar to regular yoga with some steam heat to make it a bit harder. But Bikram Yoga was intense Hot Yoga. The heat was like a sauna at 40% humidity and 45 degrees. They start out with a few breathing exercises which I found relaxing and stress releasing. After the breathing exercises she informs us that next is the Cardio portion of the class. After the second pose I felt light headed and too hot. I thought to myself "Never again am I coming to this class". But after sitting and catching my breath, I continued and pushed through the Cardio portion. After the Cardio portion was floor work and more breathing exercises. Now looking back on the class, I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to go back. I can see why people like the class and its going to be a very interesting month. I am writing this post 2 days after class, and I have to say I was only sore in my wrists and arms. One thing with working out and trying new things that is true: if you don't push yourself out of your comfort zone, you won't see results and you'll miss that feeling of accomplishment.
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Halifax Hellraisers slo-pitch Softball 2012. We are undefeated after 2 games. I love my team. I will add pictures when I have some. Ball games, practises and BBQs are planned for the summer. It's going to be a great summer, with lots of friends, beer, sun, bbqing and good times. Thanks again for the team for getting me to play for the 2012 season! Go HellRaisers!