As you may have noticed on my Project Strength page, I started taking classes at a new yoga studio!
They offer a great deal to new students: $20 for 14 days of unlimited classes! My goal is to go to at least 9 classes before my 14 days are up!
So far, I’ve attended three classes:
- Friday: Inner Fire Flow: A mix between Bikram yoga and Power Flow yoga. One hour long. I left this class feeling refreshed, strong, and flexible!
- Saturday: Hot Yoga: Ninety minutes of Bikram hot yoga. I left this class feeling exhausted and shaky. I think this can be partially attributed to the fact that I was a) standing right under one of the heaters for the first half of the class and b) according to everyone else, it was significantly hotter in there than usual.
- Monday(today!): Power Flow: A one-hour class of Vinyasa/Power Flow yoga. I left this class feeling refreshed, awake (it started at 6 am!), and ready to go for the day!
I love the flow classes. I think my issue with the hot yoga class is that you hold each pose a lot longer than you do in power flow. At that point, my mind starts to wander and I get out of the “yoga state of mind.” During flow, I feel graceful (even if I’m doing modified versions of the poses) and strong. Maybe I will eventually get to the point where I enjoy more static classes like Bikram more, but as a beginner, I feel much more in-tune with myself during the flow classes.
Did I mention the fact that the power flow classes are also in a heated room? Bonus for the Wisconsin December!
I’ll report back at the end of my “14 Days of Yoga” with more about my experiences.
I have some work that must be done by noon, so check back later for Part 3 of my Wheat Flour series!
In the meantime, isn’t this video absolutely adorable?