As I mentioned in my previous post, I've taken up hot yoga. And I love it. I was so nervous to start, I was afraid I would pass out from the heat and I was intimidated to go alone, but while on a mini vacation in San Diego, my friend Christina
forced invited me to join her in a hot yoga class at Core Power Yoga.
I reluctantly agreed but made sure to ask the friendly people at the front desk if they knew CPR as I was checking in (they do). I went for it and had a great time. The class was upbeat and not too ridiculously hot and I made it through without passing out or dying.
Cut to the present day and I've been practicing heated vinyasa flow-style yoga for about four months now. I practice at a cozy little studio in my city and really enjoy the vibe and the atmosphere. I never never could get into the traditional "yoga" mumbo jumbo with all the chanting. I can't keep a straight face and chant, sorry. This is upbeat and energetic and sweaty. There is usually pretty great music playing and it's a nice way to relieve stress and stretch your body out.
Sometimes, you just need to lay on a mat with some good tunes and a little lavender oil on your forehead to bring you back to the land of the living, amirite? -kim