Yoga! HOT YOGA!!!

SO if you’ve been following me for awhile, you would know I love yoga. I have a hard time getting there consistently, but I love it.
I have never walked out of a yoga class unhappy or feeling worse than I did when I went in. I am not sure if it is the stretching, or the balance, or the competitiveness with myself to get into poses I have no business being in.
It just feels great!

So yesterday, I went to HOT yoga with my wife. It was awesome in a whole new way. Hot yoga is yoga in a heated room with temperatures between 85-110 degrees.

The heat helps you get deeper into the poses. It also makes you sweat out mass toxins. (I suddenly hated my twenties) I had lot’s of sweat pouring out of me. It was just great.
When I was in one pose, I looked up for a minute and had a few realizations:
1) No one is ever watching anyone else, they are totally absorbed in themselves.
2) No one, except the instructor, can do all of the poses perfectly. Everyone struggles in different ways. That’ s why they say yoga is a journey.
3) It doesn’t mater how you’re built. Lean or fat, tall or short, athletic or not until you try it you’ll never know what poses you are good at and which ones you need to work through.Don’t feel like you have to be petite and athletic, or ripped to do yoga. I am certainly not, and I can do many poses others can’t. Trust me , I have plenty to work too. Sometimes, my size gets in the way, and I physically can’t do certain poses.
Have you ever tried yoga? Thought about it?
Tell my why you go or don’t go. What does yoga do for you?

I would love to get more people to go, but getting them past their own fears about it is hard. I believe deep down, that yoga can easily improve the quality of life for so many, in just a few minutes a day.

What do you think?

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Thom on January 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    The reason I don’t do Yoga is I don’t bend well and I am scared that with my protein enriched diet… of what might happen when I bend that way… if you know what I mean !

    Reply

    • Posted by pisaneschira on January 13, 2010 at 12:03 am

      You’re hilarious! Remember Jackass? I laugh at that with Ernest all the time. He says it happens often. Do they smell?

      Reply

  2. Posted by bodybymitch on January 12, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Nice post and nice blog 🙂

    Hot Yoga is truly amazing and makes you feel like a million bucks.

    Reply

  3. At my gym (Gym of Buckhead), there is a Les Mills class called Body Flow and it is a combination of yoga, pilates and tai chi and I love it! It is so different from lifting weights and running or biking. I have always had horrible flexibility, so this is a real challenge for me and I have a long way to go, but I do get better if I stay consistent. It’s not as sweaty as hot yoga, but still stretches my capabilities. Glad to hear from a guy that appreciates the mind-body connection these classes require.

    Reply

    • Posted by pisaneschira on January 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      Pam,

      Body flow sounds cool. I love stuff like that! I think every guy can appreciate the mind-body connection, but are afraid (for some reason) to take the yoga, or pilates classes to improve it. Their loss!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

      Reply

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