I have to admit, a lot of the I’ll Try It activities so far have been physical; partly due to my weight loss efforts. It should come as no surprise that I wanted to challenge myself and try hot yoga. Yes, not just yoga, hot yoga; me and my non flexible self.
I totally had unrealistic expectations. I thought I’d look graceful and would feel great. I envisioned the room would be dark and super hot like a sauna. I also thought the instructor would explain the moves to me. Wrong, wrong, wrong. None of that happened.
First, I had to verify that I could film, which I had gotten the approval before the actual date but it had to be verified which made the session start late and all eyes were on me. Everyone was nice though and didn’t make me feel awkward. I wasn’t instructed what would be needed so I just looked around to see what everyone else had. Then it happened. What happened? The class, it just started. No instructions, just downward dog.
What is downward dog? Not this apparently. I had to watch the other students to learn what it was. I pretty much had to watch the other students to learn all of the moves. Not because the instructor was a jerk though.
Guess what? Turns out it was an advanced class. Needless to say, this was the wrong class to welcome me to the wonderful world of yoga.
This experience didn’t leave me with warm fuzzy feelings. I had severe soreness for a week (I tried cross fit and I wasn’t that sore for that long). The soreness could’ve been me not performing the moves correctly. I’m not sure but I tried it. To be fair, I may need to try a beginner class and give hot yoga another chance. Will you try it?
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