For three weeks now, Laura, Kristy, Alayna and I have been planning to go to hot yoga and for two of the three weeks, it did not work out. First we all got snowed in, then the studio changed their schedule, but last night we were finally able to make it to the 7:30 Hot Class.
I’ve only been to hot yoga a handful of times. But every time I go, I really like it, specifically how I feel afterward. I don’t really know the different styles of yoga yet, but the one we went to is labeled a hot class and is 90 minutes long. Each pose is done twice. I don’t know if it’s Bikram style or not. I stood behind Laura, which was helpful because I could see what she was doing. I’ve made the mistake of standing in the front of a yoga class before which isn’t that great for a newbie since I don’t know the names of the poses. I really would like to explore different styles of yoga to see which I enjoy the most.
The one problem, or more of an annoyance, with the class is that it’s at an awkward time. It’s at 7:30. I get off work at 5:30, so I basically drive home which takes roughly half an hour and hang out at home for 45-50 minutes. I’m used to eating dinner pretty much as soon as I get home, so I didn’t really know what to do. I channeled my inner Kris Carr and Mama Pea and made myself a glass of green juice.
This glass contained a yellow apple, several kale leaves, several romaine lettuce leaves, half a cucumber and some broccoli stems. I felt very yogic (is that a word?) drinking it before yoga class. I really need to make juice more often. It’s just a pain to clean the juicer. Especially when you don’t have a garbage disposal or compost bin. I gave some of the pulp to Murphy. He seemed to like it.
I didn’t get home until after 9:30, which meant a really late dinner. Of course, cooking a real dinner was the last thing on my mind. I just wanted to eat! CPK to the rescue. I don’t eat frozen pizza that often, but sometimes it does hit the spot.
Jason bought me ten classes at this particular studio for my birthday last year and I have been slowly using them up. I have some friends who go to another studio and that studio seems to have more types of classes to choose from. So after I use up my classes, I might try some at that one. I definitely want to continue to practice though. I have notoriously tight hamstrings and I think that it will really help to loosen them up, which in turn will make me a faster runner.