I have been promising you guys for forever that I would post about my first experience with hot yoga. First, I LOVED it! That is coming from a girl who really hated yoga and have tried several yoga classes, so this is a big deal. I feel like there’s hope for mine and yoga’s relationship to bloom ha
Things I loved about it:
I loved what it taught me. Picture it: you’re in an unbearable warm/ humid room and no matter how hard you try not to sweat it’s pouring down your face. Throughout the class I would try to wipe it off my face until my friend said, “the more you wipe the more you sweat. It will get out of control. In order to control it you have to just let it happen.” She was so right. The minute I stopped trying to wipe and just let it come down my face the more relaxed I became and the more I learned to “just let it roll off my back.” It was a good life lesson, that no matter how hot(angry, mad, sad) you get, you can handle it.
I was crazy flexible. I’m not normally flexible, but your muscles get so warm it allows them to really stretch.
To really relax. The class is super quiet(our teacher didn’t even want you to drink until he told the whole class to) and it gave me time to just be and not think about stressful things.
Sweat it out. I felt so cleansed after, it was great!
Things I’m glad I knew before going:
Luckily I had my friend tell me what to bring and wear so I felt pretty prepared. Here’s what you’ll need.
beach towel(you cover your mat with it)
water(make sure it’s full;))
as little amount of clothes as possible, preferably black so it doesn’t show sweat. I wore spandex and a tank top.
flip flops for the shower(and to wear to and from)
another towel for your shower
change of clothes
you may need soap, shampoo and conditioner, but the studio I was at had some
Things I wish I knew:
Don’t wear makeup, it will burn your eyes when you try and wipe your eyes from sweat
Rinse any lotion off you may have had on. When you’re trying to do poses and you’re sweaty AND have lotion on you can fall 😉
Hope these tips help, let me know if you try hot yoga!
any tips to add?
what are you doing today that you’re looking forward to?