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.
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?