Thursday, April 11, 2013

On my second yoga experience

I like yoga. I haven't done a ton of it because it's kind of a "luxury" I can't justify paying for on a regular basis, so when I found a groupon for ten classes at a local studio, I lassoed my sister-in-law and we went to our first class on Tuesday.

As I previously mentioned, this was my second yoga experience. Of course I'm not counting doing poses from magazines and the Jillian Michaels dvd I picked up as experiences. I'm just referring to classes. And this one sort of scared me.

The first time I took a yoga class was with my other sister-in-law, and it was lovely. The poses were challenging enough, and I left the class feeling calm, relaxed and refreshed.

This class had one fundamental difference: heat. And humidity. Which I wasn't aware of when we showed up for the class. And I felt like I was going to die about 70% of the class. I got dizzy and slightly nauseous and definitely went through all of my water way too fast. But I'm kind of proud of myself because I stuck it out and finished, even though I (and sister-in-law!) sat out several of the poses.

I'm not sure what I think about going back. I mean sure, we'll go because we have nine more classes, but I think next time we'll try one of the two classes they offer without heat.

And may be we'll go back to heat....eventually.



  1. Oh i could never do hot yoga. I don't handle extreme heat well! I'm proud of you for finishing too!

    I've gone to yoga once in my life and the yoga instructor approached me after class and said, "Sweetheart.....I've been teaching yoga for 30 years and you are the stiffest person I have ever encountered! Thank God you found us." I never went back. Haha.

  2. Oh how rude! I wouldn't have either.

    I'm usually NOT good with heat. I even expressed that to the instructor before class and she told me to do child's pose if I couldn't handle the heat. She was nice enough. I'll go back, I'm just still a little scared!