As I was waiting for class to start yesterday morning, I spent a few minutes on my mat thinking about my mom (it was Mother’s Day after all). I remembered when I brought my mom to Bikram, I think it was maybe 2006? She already attended room temp. yoga pretty regularly. I thought she may like the extra flexibility that the heated room gives.
BOY WAS I WRONG! She hated it. She STILL talks about how much she hated it. Sorry Mom! She hated getting sweaty and working hard (aka not easy and relaxing).
I’ve had one other person outright hate the class: a fellow teacher. My teacher friend was fine with sweating and working hard. She didn’t like being “yelled at” (FYI, she totally never got yelled at).
Is there surefire way to predict who will like Bikram? I’ve brought my share of friends to Bikram with me. I don’t make people come to Bikram with me. People are just interested! Most people that come with me say they liked it. Yet, most people never come again.
Are all my friends that say they liked it just trying to be polite and really hate it on the inside? I agree that it takes someone a little crazy and intense to want to sweat to death doing yoga in a heated, humidified room!