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Bikram Yoga

Postby Ava on April 6th, 2005, 9:38 pm

So, I went to a Bikram Yoga class - this is the yoga where they heat the room and everyone sweats while they do yoga. I know it sounds awful and my instinct on entering the room was to turn around and leave. Anyway, I made it through the 1 and 1/2 hour class which actually went really quickly because I was so focuses on trying to do the poses correctly.

So, I'm twitching like I normally do - and it's not worse like when I do cardio or weights. All day today, I feel super relaxed. I'm planning to continue with it, but it's too early to tell if it will help with my BFS. I'm drinking tons of water so that I don't end up twitching more due to dehydration. Does anyone else do this kind of yoga?

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Postby Ginlyn on April 7th, 2005, 3:05 am

Ava,

I do some yoga, but not nearly enough. Just a few very basic stretches.

I've never done the type you are talking about, but I've heard about it.

I purchased a total trainer/Pilates machine at Christmas. I really love Pilates now.

I do this in addition to my running. By the way. I just registered for my first full marathon in October. I have a training schedule for the next 28 weeks. Since my twitching is mainly in my calves, it will be interesting to see if they get worse. I recently ran the St. Pat's 1/2 Marathon in Sacramento, and my calves didn't seem to get worse at all, in fact, maybe a little better.

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Postby eleven on April 7th, 2005, 7:45 am

I do Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. And I have heard of Bikram Yoga.
Ashtanga really gets your internal heat up, and it is a great workout. I recommend it to anyone. I dont know that my BFS has lessened, but my muscles are definitely stronger after doing Yoga for about 6 months now. I really like it. Oh, and I love Pilates too. I have done it for about 6 years now ~ off and on.
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Postby Ava on April 7th, 2005, 9:35 pm

I plan to continue the yoga. It was the most relaxed feeling I've had since being on klonopin for a month last July. I'm impressed by how many of us continue to exercise and otherwise take care of our bodies in the face of all this twitching. Go Us!

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