Last Monday, Stacy and I ventured out to a hot yoga class at Wicked Good Yoga in Wiscasset. It completely made sense to me to try out a hot yoga class when this is what I saw for a temperature on my way to class. Brrr.
|Dear Spring - we want the 70 & 80 degree days back. |
I know we live in Maine but I don't like being cold anymore.
What I liked about this class -
1. I love that the instructor walked around and adjusted us (me) when needed - I'd much rather be corrected than think that I'm doing it right when I'm actually not.
2. The class was 90 minutes long (although I could only stay for 75 of it because Ward had a soccer game, so I had to rush to get home)
3. I loved that it was hot in the room - I felt like I was able to get more out of the class and the stretches.
4. Some of the poses were a bit different than what we've been doing in our regular yoga class and I like the change in routine.
5. The room is set at 90 degrees and 60% humidity.
What I learned about myself and hot yoga -
1. I was a little nervous (okay, a lot) about hot yoga so I drank a ton of water prior to class and 1/2 way through the class I thought my bladder was going to burst. I hated having to sneak off downstairs to use the facilities.
2. I should not have worn shorts - I was slipping all over the place! Next time wear my yoga capris.
3. I need a new mat. The piece of crap (cheapo Target mat) was falling apart before my eyes during class and I had little bits of purple stuck all over my legs.
4. I felt incredible after this class - quite relaxed and yet, still like I had a great workout. I did feel the burn in my shoulders for a couple of days after the class as well. Another great sign (to me) that I got in a good workout.
This is when I wished I lived a bit closer to Wiscasset because I would definitely go again. I really don't have the extra hour in my day for driving, especially when my work commute is already close to an hour and a half (which includes day care pickup/drop off). This means weekday yoga classes are probably not going to work for me at all; however, there are always Saturdays and then there's this awesome thing that is only 44 school days away called summer. Perhaps I can get there more often.