It's Friday, (TGIF!) and I was in major need of a good sweat session. Sometimes I sit at my computer for way too long and I can feel my muscles tightening up in need of release. So off I went on this raining Friday to my favorite certified Bikram Yoga studio in Northern NJ- Bikram Yoga Palisades- to take a 4pm class. And I'm so glad I did!
If you're not familiar with Bikram's 26 postures in 90 minutes, according to his web site, "It has been proved and experienced by millions that these 26 postures systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, all the veins, all the ligaments, and all the muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. Each component takes care of something different in the body, and yet they all work together synergistically, contributing to the success of every other one, and extending its benefits." I truly believe it. I was of course skeptical at first. I also have some major lower back issues. But every time I go, I feel better. The hardest part is just getting into the car and going.
When I talk to my friends and family, there's always a love/hate thing that comes up when I bring up Bikram. Everyone has their own opinion. But for me, Bikram does a body GOOD!