#YogaEveryDamnDay – Day 5: Hot Yoga 101

#YogaEveryDamnDay – Day 5: Hot Yoga 101

So, as I mentioned yesterday, I did some awesome hot yoga and it was JUST what the doctor ordered. If you’ve never done hot yoga before (and your doc says it’s OK to pursue), I highly suggest you drop in on a hot yoga class near you. Imagine doing yoga poses in a huge sauna and you’ve got a preliminary idea of what the experience is like. It’s detoxifying and allows your limbs to stretch like it’s nothing. Mmmm, so yummy!

Once you’ve got your class scheduled, be sure to bring the following supplies with you:

  • a sticky yoga mat (mats may be provided but I would prefer to sweat buckets on my own mat TYVM)
  • a yoga mat towel to sop up your sweat during practice (beach/bath towels work just as well)
  • a yoga strap (def a plus for a Hot 26 class)
  • an insulated water bottle (YETI bottles are perfect!)
  • a separate hand towel to wipe the sweat off during your practice

If you’ve ever been to hot yoga, please share your thoughts in the comments below. If this post has you curious enough to try it, come back to the post and share your experience!

Now, on to today’s practice:

The Instructor: Kassandra Reinhardt of Yoga With Kassandra
The Practice: Easy Morning Stretch (10 minutes)

After an hour of hot yoga, I was in no mood to push it this morning. So I opted for one of Kassandra’s ten-minute morning practices. Appreciating rest and giving myself a break are ongoing lessons for me. I’m really proud of myself that I recognized what my body needed the morning after a strenuous practice. I love (!) spending an hour on my mat some mornings, but today? Ten minutes of stretching, followed by ten minutes of meditation on my deck, was exactly what I needed and nothing more.

See you on the mat tomorrow!
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