Do you do yoga? It’s the best!
Hot Yoga is when the studio is heated to 105°F before a 90-minute class. The heat enables deeper stretching (preventing injury), relieves tension and detoxifies the body. Gráinne and I tried it at Bikram Yoga Galway and it immediately became a fond weekly ritual. You can read about the countless benefits for body and mind here- for me, it made me feel calmer and induced a coma-like sleep afterwards. I actually looked forward to the sleep I would get that night during classes.
When you try it for the first time, yoga can feel a little awkward. I remember feeling frustration when my body wouldn’t do what I wanted it to. Sometimes I felt like I didn’t fully understand the instructions- and the quiet of a yoga studio is no place to be raising your hand and asking questions. Our instructor was always directing us towards our sweet goldilocks spot when holding a position… we had no idea what he was talking about until I realised one day, with a smack to my forehead, that goldilocks was always looking for something to feel juuuuuuust right.
I read on Diana’s blog how the beauty of yoga is that your brain has to take a back seat and trust your body to guide it. It’s so true- it gets easier as soon as you learn to switch off. And I managed to find my goldilocks spot in the end.
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