I'm not quite sure when I agreed to try hot yoga because I don't really like a lot of heat but figured that I could survive a hot yoga class if I was able to survive Las Vegas in July.
I seldom take a shine to anything of a mandatory nature so I just filed that away. Other rules included:
I decided to wear my green t-shirt made out of bamboo and my sole pair of official yoga pants and they worked beautifully.
I managed to find myself at the front of the room and I survived that too.
Even in regular yoga class, I can't manage Eagle and it was definitely unmanageable since I was completely slick with sweat. In the end, my shoulders are way too tight for this move. And Standing Head to Knee pose? Yeah, that didn't work for me either.
As we did yogic sit-ups and planks, I tried to gauge what time it was and was so relieved when the 1.5 hours was up.
We went into Savasana and the teacher said that we should hold the pose for three to five minutes. I've never had a yoga teacher walk out during Savasana but today was the day. What happened to holding the space? That's something that Madonna did beautifully in Candlelight Restorative Yoga. Or, since Hot Yoga is kind of hardcore, should I not expect the teacher to hold the space?