Ashtanga Yoga – Low Heat
I’ve taken this class for 3 weeks now and I am slightly addicted to it. It’s a low heat class which I prefer over the intensity of the real hot yoga class and it is an hour and 15 minutes which makes me feel like each workout is worth it.
Since I’m a checklist kind of girl there are a few good and bad things on my Journey to Yoga checklist:
Increased vocabulary (chaturanga, vinyassa, drishti) which makes me feel not as alien when the instructor starts talking
Always break out in a sweat
Light is dim (makes me more willing to try poses without inciting too much laughter)
I haven’t passed out yet
Noticed improvement in my abilities from first class to now, which is encouraging.
I can’t do ANY of the intermediate or advanced moves. I’m as basic as they allow it to be, probably to the point of embarrassment
My right wrist hurts…probably one too many chaturangas (notice how I aptly put that into my writing)
After one of these classes I can’t exercise for the next 48 hours as I’m sore and not very mobile
In conclusion, I still suck but I really enjoy it. Is that even possible?