Hot Yoga First Timer

by Jillian on January 5, 2012 · 6 comments

I’ve been saying that I want to incorporate more yoga into my fitness routine, so I was determined to find a class that fit into my schedule this week. I ended up a finding a studio that offers hot yoga, which I’ve never done before. It’s something I wanted to try but it always made me kind of nervous.

I ended up choosing the 9:30 Bikram class. I walked up to this tiny little studio.

It’s one small little room, and that’s it!

There were about 5 heaters around the room when we started, but being that it was so cold outside, I think they had trouble getting the room up to the right temperature. However, by the middle of the session, I think it was hot enough! It was definitely different than the traditional yoga that I am used to. After 75 minutes, I was sweating! Luckily, the second class is free (after you pay the full price for the first class). So, I’ll be going back next week!

I was famished by the time I got home and needed to use up those pears that were starting to go bad! I made a smoothie by combining one chopped pear, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla SunWarrior.

I put it in a bowl like I always do and topped it with Uncle Sam and brown rice crispies.

It was pretty good. Nothing to write home about! I have to get ready for a meeting so I gotta jet! See you guys later!

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1 Shanna, like Banana January 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Oh I loooove Bikram. My studio was usually kept at 110deg. You’d sweat just laying there waiting for class to start!

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2 Jillian January 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Yeah, I am hoping next time it is a little warmer! It was 20 degrees out this morning and the studio is as soon as you open the door, so I think it was definitely supposed to be hotter!

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3 katie January 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Im glad you tried hot yoga! I love hot vinyasa flow yoga, its amazing! Try that sometime too!

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4 Jillian January 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

The only other hot class they offer is hot power vinyasa yoga, but I’m sure I’ll be trying hot yoga elsewhere in the future! Love working up a sweat!

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5 Jordan Lynn (Ciao Cow) January 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I really want to try hot yoga, but I have to say – I am intimidated.

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