Monday, April 28, 2014

Sweat It Out

Two weekends ago I was able to cross a task off my 101 in 1001 list. Yay. Seriously, there's something special about crossing off a line on a to-do list. 

Thanks to Yelp I was able to take a hot yoga class. I've been interested in taking a yoga class forever and just never got around to it. Hot yoga has now become "the thing" and it's been on my radar since a) I like stretching and b) I love being in a sauna. 

I was a little nervous at first since it was my first time but I was worrying over nothing. I felt super relaxed as soon as I walked into the studio and didn't have that newbie out-of-place feeling at all. Like an ass I forgot my mat. Go figure. The very first time it goes to a real, live yoga studio and I leave it at home. Fortunately they had mats to borrow. They also have lockers and 2 showers.

The class was semi-difficult as it was something I'd never done before but I kept up as best as I could, took water or a break when I needed it and jumped right back in. The temperature for me was right at home. My motto? Mo' hotta, mo' betta!

I should have taken a few pictures but I was too busy getting ready and cooling off afterwards. We did however take a group shot, so there's that.

Namaste
I'm 2nd from the left. 
I really liked this studio but if this is something I plan to do once a week I'd like to find one closer to home. This is only about a 25 minute drive, but since I'm not driving anymore, that turns into a 2 hour trip. No one has time for that.


Have you taken a hot yoga class? What did you think?

8 comments :

  1. Congratulations on getting something crossed off! I have to say I'd never actually heard of that kind of yoga, but I can see the benefits. As long as you kept drinking water and didn't let yourself get too dehydrated.

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  2. I LOVE hot yoga! I can not wait to get back to it!

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  3. I think I might die, but it sounds neat! loooove checking stuff off the list, way to go!

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  4. I love hot yoga! I try to do it at least once a week!

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  5. I'm a big fan of yoga in general and do it 2-3 times a week but hot yoga is a special treat that I only get to do a few times a year. I love the whole vibe of it, plus they are usually 90 minute classes so it's a little slower pace and more time to relax on the front and back end of the class. Glad you got to cross another item off your list and hope you keep going!

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  6. Congrats on crossing Hot Yoga off your list!

    I'm pretty good at push ups...so if you need help ;-)

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  7. Congrats on crossing that off! I do yoga at home but have always wanted to do an actual class. Maybe I should look into hot yoga...but, then again, Guam is almost always hot so maybe I should just do yoga outside...

    ♥ Duckie.

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  8. I LOVE hot yoga!!!! It has so many amazing effects on body and mind.

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