昨日から『ビクラム・ヨガ』（別名ホット・ヨガ）に挑戦してます。今朝で2回目、午前5時半から7時までのクラスを取り、スティームルームでリラックスし、5分前に帰宅。こちら18日午前7時49分です。レドンド・ビーチ教室に続き、最近ハモサ・ビーチ教室がオープンしました。 Bikram (Hot) Yoga@Hermosa Beach: From yesterday, I have been challenging "Bikram (Hot) Yoga." It was my 2nd time this morning. I have been taking the first class every morning, from 5:30 to 7 AM. I took a shower and relaxed in the steam room and came back home 5 minutes ago. It's now 7:49 AM on 6/18/09.
初心者は7日間連続の間無制限に何回もクラスを取れ、$20というスペシャルがあります。それを利用。クラスは平日朝5時半から夜8時開始のものまで1日7回、週末は朝6時半開始から1日5回90分クラスがあります。 "Bikram Yoga" is called "Hot Yoga," because yoga exercise is performed in a room temperature of 110 F (45C) or higher. It's heated even in the Summer time. Each student brings Yoga mat, a large bath towel or beach towel, and 2 bottled water to the class.
For the new students, they have $20 for 7 days, unlimited special deal. I am taking advantage of that deal. On weekdays, there are 7 classes starting from 5:30 AM to 8 PM. On weekends, there are 5 classes starting from 6:30 AM. All classes are 90 minute each.
In the parking lot, the left half is for the cleaners, and the right half is for Bikram Yoga. Bikram Yoga has 9 parking lot, plus there is a handicapped lot. At the clearner's side (10 lots), it's OK to park before 7 AM or after 7 PM or all day Sunday.
A week ago I hurt my lower back when I took another "Yoga class" at Bally's Total Fitness. I did not take Yoga class for a while before that. I still cannot do poses to bend forward or arch my back like "Cobra" pose, because of the back pain. This Bikram Hot Yoga makes you sweat big time. It seems better for your body compared to Yoga performed in an air-conditioned cool exercise room.
I plan to take 5 more days of Bikram Yoga classes the first class every morning. I might loose weight and get slimmer if I sweat this much every day.
A diet contest, "Biggest Loser Challenge" we started in Feburuary 2009 among 12 coworkers will end in 6 days on 6/24/09. That day there will be a final weighing in. The winner get all $240 ($20 each paid by the participants.) I am trying how much I can loose in 6 more days......
Update /追記: If you need to park in the metered parking lot near by, it's $2 for 2 hours in quarters. Also before doing "Bikram Yoga," they recommend not to drink Alcohol and not to take Caffeine.
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