Bikram Yoga: A Hot Sweaty Milf Utopia…
I have been meaning to improve my flexibility for the longest time. In my younger days, I was pretty flexible and would bet people on my ability to do a split. I mean not many guys who are 300 plus pounds can do a split (see photographic evidence below)
Additionally, I have tweaked my right knee and it has inhibited my performance both on and off the court, and a little bit of added flexibility could come in handy in other places, like my weekly horizontal limbo classes. Besides, being in a hot room with tons of attractive women in their 20′s and 30′s cant be a bad thing, right?
On Monday afterwork, I took my coworker up on her long-standing offer to go do Bikram Yoga at a studio not too far from where I work. For those of you who dont know what Bikram Yoga is (I’m assuming everyone knows what yoga is), its a system of yoga derived from traditional yoga techniques. The classes run exactly 90 minutes and consist of a set series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a room that is about 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
I had no idea what to expect and about 15 minutes into the class, I thought I was going to die and my shirt was drenched like I had run through a fire hose. I had no idea stretching could be so intense. At the end of the class I was exhausted but felt great, and its something I will incorporate into my workouts. Not to mention that while my class had a couple of Chunky Carla, and Thunder Thigh Thelmas, there was quite a bit of eye candy. Lets give it up for hot white women in their mid 20′s. I think thats the only reason I didnt quit 10 minutes into the class. I can definitely see some of the long term benefits of the workout.
In doing some research I found out that Bikram yoga, is used by athletes like Kobe Bryant, Elton Brand, The Williams Sisters, and David Duval if golf counts as a sport. The sesions arent too expensive and there is little to no pressure to compete with others in the class. This makes it especially good for people who arent in good physical condition. Based on my initial session, I’d strongly recommend Bikram Yoga for everyone except black girls with weave….
Here are a couple of the benefits of Bikram Yoga
- Weight loss, you can lose close to 500-1250 calories per session
- Improved flexibilty and range of motion
- Improved breathing
- Improved circulatory system performance.
- Strengthens spine
- Achieves relief from pain
- Reduces risk of sports injury