I am new to this forum and have enjoyed reading all the posts.
I just wanted to know if anyone has had a bad experience in a yoga hot room, like the one I had a few days ago.
Just a bit of background, I’ve been practising 5 times a week for 2.5 years now and apart from yoga, I also do running and swimming, I’ve always been into sports and now I really love the yoga practice.
I have been doing Bikram yoga since day 1 and loved it, no problem,even if the room was 41 degrees.
My studio has a Vinyasa class held in a hot room and normally the temperature is between 32 and 34 degrees. No need to be any hotter, to be honest as during this type of practice, the yogi generates so much body heat anyway.
However the other day I went to the studio and noticed the temperature in the room was 40 degrees. I started to feel uneasy, thinking how on earth can I cope, I get so sweaty in a room temperature Vinyasa flow class.
So anyways, to cut a long story short, I almost had a heart attack, no exaggeration. I put my symptoms into google and I had classic textbook symptoms of heat exhuastion. aT the end of the class, my resting pulse was 200 beats per minute and remained at that rate for 45 minutes. I stood in the cold shower (as my face and body wre purple) for 20 minutes, that did not help. Then I stood stark naked in the changing room for another 25 mintues , blow drying my body on the cold setting (with eveyrone staring at me like I ws a freak). Finally my pulse began to settle. My body was still trembling thogh for another 2 hours and the whole of the next day I was not right either.
The thing is…no one else in the class was in the same state as me. They wre veyr sweaty and pink in the cheeks, but not half dead.
I take it I shold never attend a vinyasa flow class at such elevated temperatures, right? It really messed me up and I honestly thought that i was going to die.
Are some people’s bodies just more suited to the hot room? In normal Bikram yoga, I have no issue, the Asanas are quite static, so I’m happy and sweaty and really loving it.
Has anyone else had a near death experience from a hot vinyasa class?
Looking forward to any replies.