We have one rule, you must breathe! You will feel challenged by the yoga during class – everyone does! In Bikram Yoga, we focus on form over depth. Flexibility is not necessary. In other words, work your edge, listen to your body and be patient. Never be afraid to take breaks. You may stand still, sit, or lay down if you need to. It’s normal, especially when you first get started, to feel a little dizzy, or light-headed. It’s temporary, respect these signals that your body is sending by backing off, and as your body acclimates, improves and detoxes, these sensations will disappear.
During class nobody will look at you or judge you. The teacher will guide you and instruct you, with compassion and respect.
Take your second class within 24 hours. The second class will help you bypass any soreness you’d experience otherwise.
Make up your mind to take 10 classes as quickly as possible – then no one has to tell you how good this yoga is for you.
Remember, everyone had their very first Bikram Yoga class, even the people on the front row who have been coming for years. They make it look easy because they persevered, and you can too.