As in HOT YOGA, sheeesh!
I’m not afraid to try any fitness activity at least once. Even if the words Hot & Yoga are mentioned in the same sentence.
I’ve been wanting to try Hot yoga for years but have been really scared off by the HOT part.
But when my fun friend Jen asked me for the zillionth time if I would join her in Hot Yoga, I really just had to say yes.
And last night was my night to give it a go!
So I met up with her at Sumits Yoga at 7:30 pm for our hour & fifteen minute sweat sesh!
Boise Peeps: For first timers you can purchase an unlimited 2 week pass for $20! Steal of deal if you ask me! 🙂
Here are my thoughts on Hot Yoga.
When I walked into the room at the start of class I expected to be knocked over by the warmth in the room. It was definitely warm, but it was not overwhelming.
The longer I was in the room, the more I equated the heat to that of your bathroom after a shower. Sort of thick, and warm, but tolerable.
The class began with us laying on our mats just breathing in the warm air.
Then we quickly began moving from pose to pose.
The sweat immediately started dripping from me. I was a hot mess no less than 5 minutes into this class.
Hot yoga is a lot more fast paced than I expected. As well as the music was more pop music and not so much zen-ish as I had imagined.
The teacher spoke quickly and for the most part directed us on what moves to do by telling, not showing.
About two different points in the class I actually felt like I was going to puke, but taking a few deep breaths and sitting in childs pose for a second seemed to cure that.
The class felt like it was broken up into three segments. After each segment, we were told to drink water, and were given a minute to lay on our backs and rest.
The heat in the room made the movements harder, but just harder because you are breathing differently and you are sweaty from head to toe.
An hour and fifteen minutes later I was glad to be done, but I felt amazing!
I would definitely go back. Well I just bought that two week pass, so I guess I have to anyways! But I have a feeling it would be a lot easier the next time.
When I left the yoga studio, I felt like I had been doing an intense cardio class. It truly was an incredible feeling, and I could see why people love it so much.
Have you ever tried Hot Yoga? What was your experience like?
Have and wonderful & fun weekend!
My weekend includes (but is not limited to) a weekend getaway, a 10 mile trail race, and the wedding of two of my really close friends from high school! Crazy fun times ahead!