For some time, the idea of hot yoga has intrigued me. I'm not exactly sure why - I've never taken a yoga class in my life and definitely not hot yoga. Anyway, I learned early in the week our local YMCA had just opened a hot yoga studio. They were offering classes to members and non-members.
I messaged my friends, Angie & Brandy, to see if they would be interested in joining me for the Saturday 9:30am class. Brandy jumped on board. I was really excited because I was too nervous to try it by myself. Not sure why - I had a fear of getting dizzy, light-headed or nauseous. Friday, I attempted to hydrate more in prepartion for the class. I didn't want to hydrate too much this AM, so I ate an orange before I left.
We walked in and found our spot - near the door (LOL). The instructor was really nice. I told him it was our first time and expressed my concerns (noted above). He said the most important thing to remember is breathing - breathe alot. His other words of advice - 20 minutes into the class we would take water break, so try to take in alot at that time and other times in the class just sip; modify the poses as we needed but to work on stretching and working with our bodies. Overall, some great advice.
I enjoyed the class much more than I anticipated. I liked the heat - yes, it made us sweat (duh). My clothes were drenched when we left - but to me the heat was also very calming. I thought it was a little pricey (even members have to pay for the class) - but I would consider doing it once a month. The more active I become, the more I enjoy trying new and different things.
Have you tried hot yoga? What did you think?