Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wild Eyed

I redeemed one of my groupons.  It is for 2 months at Bikram Yoga Summerlin.  I went Sunday night at 5pm after missing two months of Bikram.  I was a bit nervous.  I brought a friend, it was his first time ever.  I went towards the back and put him in the row behind me.  Normally summer in Vegas is hot and dry.  Sunday it was cloudy, hot and HUMID outside, which made it even worse in the room.  I have no idea what the stats were in the room, but I'm sure it wasn't pretty.  I was dripping during pranayama breathing and quite frankly was tired by the end of the second set.  TIRED at the end of breathing! Oh boy, I knew I was in trouble.  I tried to focus, tried to breathe, but ended up having to take a knee a couple of times in the standing series.  I didn't stay down for long, like a tired boxer I popped back up, ready for more.  My friend was funny.  He staggered up to my mat after eagle and whispered "Do I have to stay in here the whole time?"  I nodded yes and he went back to his mat, his eyes dazed and wild.  He was panicking.  I tried to give him a reassuring look, but he wasn't paying any attention to me.  I thought "uh oh.  He's on tilt!"  Then, he took a giant breath, took his shirt off and focused.  He made it through the whole class and paid for one month afterwards.  He LOVED it!  We are going back Wednesday night.  Yay!