My acupuncturist wants me to limit my Bikram classes to one this week and try a not-hot yoga class instead. I was freaked out when she said this, but agreed I would try it for one week. so I’m planning to go to one class tomorrow am. Maybe I’ll squeeze one more in… shhh. Not sure how much difference I’ll feel, but I’m willing to give it a try. She feels hot yoga, particularly in the summer, may be too draining and fatiguing for me specifically. Needless to say, it’s a hard workout, and it’s harder (for me) in summer, but this does raise panic all through me.
She is helping me work on being extremely fatigued and having some sort of inflammation (or dampness as they say in Chinese medicine). She thinks hot yoga may not be ideal. I really like her and appreciate her approach vs. the limited options I have with traditional medicine, so as mentioned I’ll give it a week. I think she wants to see if I find the other yoga class as beneficial as hot, and I’m pretty certain I will not. That said, I certainly wouldn’t mind if there was a Bikram yoga class at 90 degrees instead of 105. I credit Bikram yoga with reducing my cholesterol and stress, however, I did only get chronic fatigue once I started.
I tried to poke around online to see if I could find anything about hot yoga and inflammation or fatigue and there was very little alas…
It’s amazing how uncomfortable it makes me to consider not going to class. It’s hard to imagine, especially since my studio is convenient to my work and has so many classes. I’ve poked around other studios to try this week and schedules are more limited. I’m probably just making excuses, but this week it seems will be different!