Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hot Hatha Yoga

I'm just about ready to head out for my 9am Hot Hatha Yoga. They're running a special this week of 10 classes for $10 (usually $15 a class). I guess business is slow, probably the economy people cutting back on expenses.

I'm probably the only person I know that hasn't tried hot yoga (except my husband, he thinks I'm crazy but he thinks that anyway). Everyone tells me it's the wonderful, so I'm going to give it a try.

Their web site says the room is 105 degrees and 60% humidify, which to me sounds sort of like what expect to see in Hell. It's a 90-minute class and they advise students to bring a "large" towel for sweating, and a plastic bag to put your dripping towel in after class so you don't leave a "sweat trail". Doesn't that just make you really want to run on down there and join in the torture fun?

I'll post later how it goes. It can't be any harder than the 90-minute spinning class yesterday. In fact, it sounds like it'll be a cake walk in comparison.

1 comment:

Graciela said...

I’ve taken Bikram yoga at two different places…this is also a “hot” yoga. I’m not sure what the difference is between bikram and hatha.

The problem was at one place, the classes were so crowded you ended up with other people’s feet in your face…not my thing. Then at the other place, the owner was kind of a sadist, so he would turn the heat up lots higher than I think was prescribed. So I’d end up spending almost the whole time on the floor in “dead pose” because I’d feel like I was going to faint or throw up.

I think the idea of hot yoga is great, you get a good workout and stretch at the same time. I just couldn’t find a class nearby that was a good fit for me. I’ll be interested to find out if you liked it.