Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Consistent Yoga Makes for Better Classes

I went to Bikram Yoga yesterday, it was the first time I had been in 7 days and boy did I feel it! They say you should go at least three times a week and not have larges gaps of time between sessions or it is like starting over each time. Although my body still remembered the postures and the flexibility was still partially there, I could really tell it had been some time since my last session.

Class started off well but by Triangle I was beat. For some reason my arms felt extremely fatiqued so even holding them paralle for a second was too much. I suppose I could chalk it up to too much ACL Fest in Austin.  Pretty much all I did all weekend was walk around 15 acres at Zilker Park. But that would be too easy of an excuse. It is more likely that not exercising for 6 days played a bigger part. (I had gone to the gym one of the days.)

And I know this, consistent exercise is best.... but sometimes knowing what is best is not always enough. So my goal for the rest of the week is to work out at least 3-4 more times, Saturday looks to be the busiest day with regular yoga class and then advanced.


  1. Love your blog. I have been nursing a cold since Monday so the last class I went to was Sunday. I was probably sick at that point but did not realize it and had a very tough class. I managed a run on Tuesday but feel like I need to get back to the Hot Room! Just want to make sure this cold is gone so I don't pass it around. I have never gone all week without my Bikram. Love the evening classes. We have to listen to our bodies though and take a rest when needed, right?

  2. tracik

    You are so right, listening to the body is key. Working out when you are sick is not fun and not good for you. Glad you are taking it easy.

    I'm missing yoga again today and tomorrow but I am getting back to it on Saturday.


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