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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?