Unfortunately for me I’m one of those gals blessed with a complete lack of sports skill. I kid you not, I cannot catch, kick, hit, throw or run…
While searching for a form of exercise that was kind to those who are sports challenged and hate to exercise I met and fell in love with hot yoga.
I find most people don’t like the idea of the heat and I admit I was nervous myself! But I also love a challenge…
I found the first class really hard but the fact that I actually managed to get through it made me want to go back for more. I absolutely love the feeling of accomplishment at the end of the class. I also lost weight and toned up surprisingly quickly from going several times a week.
Don’t worry if you’ve never done yoga before. The teacher will lead you through every move and you can take a break at any time throughout the session.
I highly recommend giving it a go.
Be prepared to sweat, wear as little as possible while retaining some modesty and make sure you drink lots of water before class.
Fave tip: I half fill my water bottle and then put it in the freezer the night before. Before class I top it up with fresh cold water. The ice melts throughout the class so you have nice ice cold water despite the heat
There are currently hot yoga studios in Ponsonby, Newmarket, Glenfield and Botany. Just Google Hot Yoga Auckland.
Go find your inner Yogini!