So yesterday at yoga, I was not doing too well. It was super hot (of course) and it seemed extra humid, and I was just not having a good day of it. Then at one point, I thought I might vomit. The feeling passed super quickly, actually, but then for some reason I thought that I would really like to leave.
At Bikram Yoga, they don't lock you in the room, as some people think. But you are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to stay in the room. Literally, maybe only twice as someone left the room during a class I was in. So you don't leave just because you think you might like to.
And I thought I might like to.
And I knew I shouldn't, I didn't really even have a reason. But the next thing I knew I was totally anxious about it. I had an anxiety attack about the fact that I wanted to leave the room! That has never happened before. It was mild, for sure, and it wasn't too difficult to keep it under control, but still. So, I stayed there, I made it through, I even kept doing the poses. And at the end when it was over and I COULD leave, I stuck around just a little extra while. Just to show my anxiety where to stuff it.