The Wrong Kind of Yoga

C & I did the hot yoga thing years ago and almost died.  They make it a point to have the temp be really hot in the room ours was called astanga yoga.  The guy came up to us after our class and asked if we had signed up for the right course.  Obviously we had not.  We also learned “mula bonda” it was to sit wide open with your legs crossed and as the instructor explained it “suction your butt hole”  to the floor so you could then do some downward poses as you stretched forward.  OH, and I remember on one pose legs spread apart and bending over looking through my legs I opened my eyes only to see C eyeball to eyeball and butt ho to ho an inch apart from me (she had turned the wrong way to do this pose) and I busted into laughter and the instructor asked me to step out for a moment to compose myself.   OBVIOUSLY after just one class, we asked for our money back and did not return.

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    • 1.  Fanboy Wife

      I’ve heard that hot yoga is only for people who have been doing yoga for years. It’s definitely not for everyone.

      January 10, 2010 at 11:33 am

    • 2.  daisey

      When yoga goes rogue!

      January 10, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    • 3.  Blue I'x

      hot yoga is properly called Bikram Yoga – and no, it’s certainly not for everyone. But it’s also not just for people who’ve done yoga for years. It is a lot more difficult than other types of yoga, and certainly not where you’d want to start, but if you are really fit to begin with than it may be just fine. The heat just takes some getting used-to, and if you’re not hydrated enough then you’ll get dizzy and nauseous.

      It will kick your butt, and that’s what some people look for in a workout.

      January 13, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    • 4.  new to yoga

      i will say that i have tried bikram as my very first yoga class and it is now the ONLY yoga class i like. as long as you stay hydrated and go there for the purpose that yoga serves, you will get so much out of it. i can definitely imagine, though, the entire scenario. poor mom. yoga’s really gotta be your thaaannng to handle close quarters butthole to eyeball arrangements! too funny. when you’re focused you don’t really pay too much attention to your surroundings, especially in a particularly challenging pose. sometimes there’s some great eye candy in those classes, too… my only complaint with brikram is having to step in puddles of sweat on the way out of the door! ick!

      June 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

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