Thursday, July 1, 2010

HOT yoga...

Went to my first ever Bikram yoga class today. Sure, okay, I know it's the "hot room" yoga. But I didn't realize that it was HOT... 105 degrees hot. I started sweating during the first pose (which is really just a breathing exercise, for heaven's sake), and didn't stop till the very end. My towel was soaked, so you can imagine the state of my clothes!

The instructor was great -- not super spiritual, but still very serious. When someone complained about the heat, she said, "Yep, it's HOT yoga." My kind of yogi. She also pointed out that it was normal if you felt a bit woozy or icky -- that you should just rest if you needed to. And she pointed out numerous times that you can only do the poses with the body you brought to class today. I struggled with a few poses (since I have no flexibility), but all in all, I enjoyed it.

I bought a Groupon for 20 classes... some crazy deal for $20, I think... so I decided to give it a go. So far, so good!

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