- You know what to expect it is always the same
- Many of the stretches and postures are exactly what triathletes and runners need. The stretches focus on lower back strength, back flexibly, stretching hips, hamstrings, quads and pecs. All of those can be very tight in athletes.
- Most places that offer Bikram Yoga keep their classes very structured and prevent people from leaving and coming in late which can cause distractions. Less distractions helps keep me focused on what I am doing.
- I have a hard time staying focused and this helps me work on improving that.
If Bikram Yoga is not for you there are many other types of yoga to try. Many gyms also offer stretching classes that are also great. If you are like me you need a structured class otherwise you will do it half ass. I have tried setting a block of time to stretch on my own at home and do a structured routine but in the end I sit in front of the TV on my yoga mat and hang out with my dogs. It never happens and I may do a few stretches and that is it. A good 60-90 minute class once or twice a week will do you a lot of good. Remember recovery is just as important as training itself!