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Day 9: Drenched

Just when I thought the room couldn’t get any hotter…

I got into class around 5 minutes before the start, which I consider late because it’s hard to find a spot by that time. I felt irritated by the traffic (took me 45 minutes to drive there from home…talk about dedication!) so I knew it was going to be a good class. When I walked in, there was only a tiny spot in the far right corner, so I camped out there. Next to the thermostat…. mayyybe not a great idea?

I kept looking at the thermostat at every situp in the second half of class.

Hot Hot HOT!

It hit 114 degrees at one point.

Let me say right now… I am NEVER sitting over there again! I mean, I’ve definitely been in equal or hotter heat before. But, for some reason, knowing the exact temperature number really messed with my head. I kept praying for the class to be over because I was really struggling, from bow-pulling pose all the way through spine twist.

I didn’t feel too guilty laying down after triangle, especially since Francisco told us that we should listen to our own bodies or else he’ll smack us. This guy is something else. I love the energy! And the sweat. And the sleep at night…

After class I had the pleasure of meeting the grateful yogini in person. What a beautiful individual she is! Wish we had more time to chat… find me next time, girl!! We need to talk before class when we’re not so worn out 🙂

Comments on: "Day 9: Drenched" (3)

  1. it was so awesome to meet you! i had yoga brain for sure. i’ll definitely catch you pre-torture chamber next time. 🙂 loving (and grateful for!) your blog and following your hard work. you are a ROCKSTAR.

  2. i often wish our studio would put a sticky note over the thermostat, so you can’t see the temperature, you know, just remove the temptation! try focusing on your breath instead of how hot it is and you’ll soon forget about the heat!

  3. @~m… agreed! it’s unbelievable how quickly the body calms down when we learn to control our breath. thanks for the tip!

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