Holy namaste hot weather! It is BRUTAL out there. Last night I tried a new-to-me yoga class. The studio isn’t heated, but the instructor only turns the a/c on when she thinks it is necessary. Last night she didn’t think it was necessary despite it being about 1,000 degrees outside. The sweat pouring out of my body by the bucketful disagreed.
I used to be really into yoga when I lived in Connecticut, but like many thing, it just stopped being a priority. I’m back into it and trying to make it part of my routine at least 1-2 times a week. Right now I’m taking classes at the same spot I take my spinning classes, Sweat & Soul Yoga. Their main class they offer is called “Hip Hop Yoga”, which is basically a vinyasa yoga class accompanied by music with explicit lyrics. I’m into this. There is nothing like standing in Warrior II while Jay-Z is tell me what is up.
I’m really enjoying the classes, but I’ve struggled a little adjusting to the whole hot yoga style of class. My mat has not been making it lately. While in down dog I find myself flailing around in my own puddle of sweat, even just 15 minutes into the class.
As I was leaving the other day I noticed that everyone was using a really thin towel that was the size of their mat. I did a little stealth googling when I got home and found out that they are called “Yoga Towels”. Ohhhhh. Hard, right?!
I ordered and got excited!Yogitoes to the rescue!
The Yogitoes towl is a super absorbant towel that acts like a second layer over your mat to prevent you from slipping.
It also is:
- Made using 8 recycled plastic bottles
- 50% recycled polyester, 40% new polyester, 10% nylon
- 100% silicone nubs
- Dots that grip so you don’t slip™ – patented design
- Stays in place on your mat, floor, carpet…
- Weight is 1.25 lbs. – great for travel
- Dyes are heavy metal/azo/lead free
I busted out my towel last night at a vinyasa class. The studio is located in a highly student populate area so the majority of the folks in the class are 20-something Lululemon-clad gumby girls. I say that in the nicest way possible. They are all nice as pie! As I looked around and realized that everyone else was using a yogitoes I had a moment of feeling cool. Not the most zen-like thing, huh?
Oh my gosh. Yogitoes is my new BFF! I sweated more than ever last night and that sucker stayed in place. My hands didn’t slip in down dog. My feet didn’t slide around while in crescent pose. I didn’t have to lay my head down in my own sea of grossness while in savasana. Sigh…so perfect!
Seriously though, my class was more effective with the towel in place. I spent more time focusing on my poses rather than adjusting my mat. The proof was in the sweat.
Oh, and lets talk about something else fun. These pants. Just a few short months ago these pants were skin tight. Like leggings. Now they are not. They were so baggy that they were a bit uncomfortable. I believe that is what those in the weight loss world call a Non Scale Victory (NSV!). WOOT WOOT!
Oh, and no jokes about my feet. They have always been unattractive and there is nothing I can no about it. I will never be a foot model.
When I got home Korky put his paw down and demanded some attention.
We had a chat with Kork about my great yoga session. We both agreed that I should go again tonight. What the mutt says is what I do!
Hope you have a great weekend! Let me know if you are into yoga, not into yoga, never tried it, LOOOVE IT.
*Just a note: I bought the Yogitoes yoga towel with my very own hard earned money. This is not sponsored and all opinions, as always, are my own.*