Return to Bikram Yoga, After a Short Absence

…of, um, a year. Maybe more.

The good news: My body has been revealed in its present condition. The bad news: That condition is not so bueno.

I spent at least 20 minutes of the 90-minute class sitting on my mat, trying not to die. I win though. I didn’t die. I did, however:

1) Get dizzy.
2) Think about throwing up.
3) Develop a weird taste in my mouth. It was very similar to cough syrup.
4) Hallucinate that the carpet was moving. After my recent bed bugs scare, I think I can be forgiven for assuming it was bugs.
5) Promise the teacher that I would be back tomorrow.

I signed up for one of those 30-day challenge things, which means that I promised I’d come to the studio every day for a month. That, more than the bugs, makes me think I’ve lost my mind.

Also, I feel great now, which doesn’t seem right. Day 30 down.

Published by Jen Hubley Luckwaldt

I'm a freelance writer and editor.

4 thoughts on “Return to Bikram Yoga, After a Short Absence

  1. I was going to put my morning park runs in the way-too-fucking-cold windchill up against your yoga challenge, but then I thought about doing yoga in a sauna and changed my mind. I bow to your awesomeness.

  2. Dude, I would so much rather do yoga in a sauna than run in sub-zero wind chill. But I love it when people bow to my awesomeness, so don’t let me talk you out of it.

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