Friday, June 10, 2011

Hot Yoga

A new Hot Yoga studio is opening up in my town.  Hot Yoga benefits are:

  • allows muscles to become more flexible.
  • allows you to go deeper into a pose.
  • helps to diminish the risk of injuries.
  • promotes sweating which helps you release toxins.
  • promotes weight loss.
I am so excited to start attending that I started back on Yoga on Wednesday of this week.  I did my Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga DVD that I love so much.  Now, I am sure it is easier than Hot Yoga, which is in a room that is over 100 degrees fahrenheit, but it is great to get my body back to the poses.I missed a workout on Thursday, but I got up at 5:25 a.m. today and did Shiva Rea's Daily Energy.  I chose a warm up, Earth, and Savasana (dead man's pose).  I also have Bob Harper's Yoga for the Warrior DVD that comes in sessions of 15 minutes and one hour.

Shiva's DVD is great because you get to select the sequences that you want to do and combine them or do 20 minutes at a time.  I choose Earth because it is a series of asanas (poses) that are for both arms and lower body.  You do a lot of planks and 90 degree bends of your legs.  A love downward dog, so it allows me to do that, which stretches my legs and works my arms.  I'll do anything to get Michelle Obama arms.  I love her lean arms. 

I am very disappointed by how much flexibility I've lost since stopping Yoga.  I can barely do downward dog.  My knees are more bent.  It is harder to hold the pose because my upper body is no longer as strong.  It was quite humbling.  But I press on. 

Do you do Yoga?  If so what do you like about it?  If not, what keeps you away from the practice?


  1. It is so hot here, isn't all yoga hot yoga?

  2. Oh I love my Yoga classes!!! I haven't done a Hot Yoga class on purpose but one class the A/C wasn't working, and it was so stinking hot! I'm not sure if I liked it, but if I was expecting it, I might have liked it more. Besides, I didn't know or understand the benefits at that time.

  3. I love yoga, I attend a class and I practice yoga at home. I mostly use the tamal dodge dvd's at home. But have tried Shiva Rea and liked her as well. I struggle with some poses and it makes me want to quit. But I will not give up.


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