Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Trust Your Body

Hot Yoga 101 and rule #1 when starting off, trust your body. Your body knows. The instructor doesn't. Heck, they may even bump up the temperature for kicks (or by mistake). How will you know that you didn't have enough water and the class isn't pushing your body to the edge? Well you DO know. Trust the effects you feel, the feelings, the physical changes. The point of yoga isn't to come out first, if you want that go play football. Sit out if you have to, take a break, rest, relax, after all, you're there to improve, not to kill yourself.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Don't call me an expert

but for some reason paying 80 bucks for a hot yoga mat because it has special hot yoga powers (like super absorption) seems like a bit of a cash grab. I don't pretend to have all the answers, but I think there might be a bit of a mark up :P

Monday, March 21, 2011

Levels of Radiation

Check out this website: http://xkcd.com/radiation/

It provides a graph representation of all the different levels of radiation exposure we get (might get) in a lifetime. Really puts things into perspective when it comes to Japan. Although it didn't really relate directly to Japan (more to past disasters) it shows you what some brave souls are subjecting themselves to in an attempt to reduce the harm to the general population.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Back to Hot Yoga

First time I went to hot yoga I wore pants. My friend laughed. She gave me a pair of shorts.

Those purple shorts turned into dark purple shorts by the end of our session.

The sweat was so intense everything was sweating....and I mean EVERYTHING.

Some poses I couldn't even hold b/c my body was too slippery.

Talk about disgusting.

But here's what I noticed.

I dunno if being in a sauna is better to lose weight, in fact, I wonder if it's harmful to your health (I've read things on both).

I also wonder if it gets easier cause my body hurt. I'm trying again and hope to do it regularly at least for a short period of time.

We'll see how it pans out, but hopefully hot yoga will grow on me.

Or maybe I'll just opt for sitting in front of the tv yoga.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hot Yoga is Really Hot

So with the Groupon's that keep coming out I figured I'd take advantage and give Hot Yoga a shot.

I didn't really know waht to expect, and although I googled a bit about it prior to, well, it wasn't what I expected.

Exercise is important, especially when you do'nt want to exercise (repeatedly). So off I went, and boy, I was surprised. Not so much the yoga part, but the hot part..... yea, it was hot.

The room is hot, it's like sauna hot but without the steam. Apparently it's cool add the heat and sweat a bit more. Maybe a burn a bit more, but I sure can smell everyone better....

But I guess it worked, I looked like most of the other folks as we left, a sweat soaked tomato.

9 more session left on my coupon......

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Unknown recovery blog

I picked up this blog and will begin chatting a bit about depression, come along for the journey, however sporadic it might be....