If you are overanalysing if Bikram Yoga is for you, just go for it! My decisions are made pretty quickly. I enjoy new experiences and adventures. I saw it, I read about it and I convinced my friends to go with me.
The first thing that comes to mind is that it is hard. I won't deny it, but it is also so much fun! Plus you burn lots of unwanted body fat. Sometimes even too much.
Every Class consists of 2 breathing exercises and 26 poses, each stretching a certain part or parts of the body. The temperature is around 40 degrees Celcius. That is around 40 degrees less than in a sauna, which was a relief to hear. You sweat a lot, but it absolutely doesn't smell, unless you take ages to take a shower. Which I do not encourage you to do. Besides taking a cold shower after class feels good and it has also health benefits.
Now, the darker part. You might feel nauseous and dizzy. That is absolutely normal. The key idea is to lie down when you feel that you've reached the limit of your energy. I repeat, LIE DOWN! The dead body pose is the best one. Do not force yourself, because YES, you may faint.
Some good advice is not to eat 2-3 hours before class, my advice is to try not to eat too rich meals in general the day of the Bikram Yoga class. I simply feel it coming up and that doesn't relax my mind. Drinking enough water is also important. The day before and after the Bikram Yoga class especially. Do not drink too much water before, because obviously you will feel it coming up.
This sport is the best thing I have ever done. I have a summer body, while it's practically winter in Belgium. Okay, early spring maybe. The thing is you lose lots of body fat, which means you will have to adjust your portions. That is really hard for me, but I'm trying.
I enjoy being flexible and I absolutely do not enjoy intense sports. I did yoga before and I think there's a big difference between normal yoga and Bikram Yoga. I find it much more challenging and satisfying.
I chose those pictures to make you laugh, it is worth going! TRUST ME!