Hot Yoga for the Win!

I seriously had a knot in my stomach all day today because I was so nervous about trying hot yoga for the first time.

Turns out, knot not necessary.

I loved it!

I took a Hot Power Yoga class at Pure Yoga, which is conveniently located just a few blocks from my apartment. I got there early enough to explore the facility a bit, and it’s gorgeous.

Not that I have anything to compare it to. This was my first “Yogic” experience. (Yogic seemed like a fun word in my head.)

The locker rooms were nice and clean, with tons of showers and nice wooden lockers (they had the hangers already in them—love that).

The room itself was fairly large, and although the mats were placed really close together, I never felt like I was on top of the person next to me. I feel more crammed in during the classes I take at Crunch.

The studio was hot, but I was never bothered by the heat. I could breathe fine and never felt like I was going to pass out. The instructor told us that we could come down to Child’s Pose at any time, and I am happy to report that I never had to do so!

I successfully made my way through all the poses, with just a few wobbles here and there. The only pose I real trouble with was the “tripod” pose. (I know that’s not the true name for it, but I’m new to this, so cut slack accordingly please.)

It felt great to sweat out of every single pore in my body. I think that if I took that class too regularly, I’d get bored with the repetition of the poses. But for my first experience, I definitely liked it. And I’m so happy I tried it!

I only have one New Year’s Resolution left for 2011 that I need to accomplish ASAP, and that’s to take a tap class. Gotta get back into it…

I also ran this morning. Not sure I needed to do both in one day, but I feel fine. I ran 6.5 miles in Central Park and was totally inspired by the brave few who showed up to run the Knickerbocker 60K. A million laps in the park? No thanks!

Great Saturday! Hope everyone is enjoying theirs, too!



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  1. Hey! I’ve only had one yoga class too but I sweat like a crazy person in it and I felt a-mazing! Can’t wait to go back again. It was at Yoga to the people on st. marks. I even bought a mat after that. And, I definitely plan to do the Knickerbocker 60k next year! It’s going to be my first ultra. Can you call it an ultra if it’s not on a trail??

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