This time, I decided to do something I have always been scared of: heated yoga. I am a true yoga fan, but I usually do flow, Hatha, Iyengar and even Ashtanga; but I would never have the courage to try heated yoga because of what people had previously told me. So, what are all the things I had heard about heated yoga previously that scared me so much? You can faint, it is really hot, your blood pressure could go low, you will lose a lot of energy, etc. As you can imagine, I was quite unsure about it. I decided to go to the place that I have always been to on Beacon Street which is called the Down Under School of Yoga. They have great teachers and a great variety of yoga styles from beginners to advanced. I got there shaking and nervous, but at the same time excited, because there still was the possibility of enjoying heated flow and possibly coming back.
I got there, left my stuff in the locker, and went straight downstairs. I had my yoga mat with me and I was prepared with light clothes so I could move and at the same time not die from heat. When the teacher got there, she seemed so nice and so relaxed, it made me feel very comfortable. When the class started, everyone began in child’s pose, which is the most basic pose for yoga. To be honest, all I could think of was the heat that was approaching me. The class continued and we carried on with more poses and flow movements. The heat started to increase, but I started liking it. I started sweating like I never had before, but I definitely felt a different type of therapy in my body and I felt the smoothness and elasticity with every movement.
I was so concentrated and relaxed that at a point I forgot completely about the heat and about the sweating, it was like it wasn’t even there. I felt completely restored after the workout and I definitely loved heated flow. I think it was a good thing that I finally motivated and encouraged myself into going, because as a yogi, you should be open to trying different disciplines within yoga. I do recommend this to everyone, especially if you are looking to relax and find inner peace. For those of you who have low blood pressure, definitely talk with your doctors before attending. For all those yogis that have always been afraid to try it like me, do not be afraid…it is definitely different than regular flow, but you will find the beauty within it and love every aspect of it.
Down Under School of Yoga
Drop in class for students : $16