Oh man I am so in love with this thing called bikram yoga. I haven't felt this positive about exercise since Dance a decade or so ago. The room is heated to a steamy 40 degrees and you get such an amazing stretch. In my first class I sat out about 1/2 the class as I wasn't acclimatised to the heat and felt very light-headed. I also struggled with the long drawn-out breathing exercise as I have very small lung capacity and couldn't handle long breaths.
I'm quite surprised how quickly my body has adjusted. My second class was immediately better and I only 'rested' for about 2 minutes in the entire 90-minute class. I drank considerably less water and felt less suffocated and tired throughout. A few classes later I'm finding myself able to push myself in the stretches and get a much deeper stretch than before.
In other news, last Friday was 365 days until I get hitched! Now the countdown is on... Is anyone interested in the DIY stuff I'm doing for the wedding?