Sweating Out the Small Stuff
Submitted by Ana Caban on July 3, 2016 - 9:18 pm
My new favorite workout? Hot yoga! Yes, you read that correctly. I know, I know… If you had told me (at any point in time) that I would willingly walk into a hot yoga class, and like it, I would’ve told you that you were NUTS! Well, the truth of the matter is that I walked into class in order to do some research. Nothing more. I was asked to check out a particular hot yoga “sculpt” class, to see how this studio incorporated weights into a yoga class. Let me start by saying that I wasn’t so much a fan of the weights as I was the warmth. The studio was heated to between 92-95 degrees Fahrenheit. It was also a humid warmth. (Apparently they also had a “dry” heated yoga studio. I much prefer humidity over really dry heat, so I was perfectly happy there.) What I came to realize during that class was that it was exactly what I needed, a place to sweat out the small stuff. Taking that time to focus on my body and my breath, in a warm space, was so calming. I just loved it. I’ve now gotten kinda hooked, and am actually getting ready to head out to a yoga class tonight.
What do you do to relax and recharge? If you’re feeling like the stress of the life, and the upcoming holidays, is getting to you I encourage you to find an outlet where you, too, can sweat out the small stuff.