Why I Love Hot Yoga

I started off the first day of December last night with a lovely trip to what is quickly becoming my favorite studio for hot yoga. Yesterday I purchased another 10 class card for $39 on Groupon! Woohoo! Another good deal day.  I am going to join in on all the December yoga challenge fun and attempt to do 25 days of yoga this month!

In honor of my yoga month – here are a few reasons as to why I love hot yoga:


I love the feel of walking into the studio and laying down on the mat for a few minutes before class. With the hot air circling around me, I picture myself laying on a beach on an island somewhere. It’s a glorious escape.


I love when we start to flow and the room heats up and I begin to sweat like I have never sweat before.

I love it when the sweat drips off my body onto my mat and I can feel my body heating up from the inside out.


I love challenging myself with new positions and taking things to the next level with my practice. I love the fact that with yoga the only competition is with yourself and for me, that is my motivation to push further.

I love using my Yogitoes mat on top of my yoga mat.

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It is soft and comfortable and keeps me from slipping off my mat. 


Another great holiday gift for any aspiring yogini!

Any other Yogitioes fans out there?


I love walking out of a hot yoga class into a cold winter night. It cools me down immediately and I have a new appreciation for the fresh chilly air. I love  wrapping myself up in warm clothes on my way out the door.

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I love walking in the door of my apartment and running in the bathroom to do a little photo shoot of the sweaty beast I have become!


Seriously, with all my running and the two marathons under my belt I swear I have never sweat in any race than I do with hot yoga. It’s amazing!

Most importantly, I love the feeling of finishing a hot yoga class and feeling cleansed. I end the class feeling like all the I have sweat all the negative energy out of my body and replenished it with happy vibes!

I love the yoga endorphins after an awesome class!

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Those are just a few of the many reasons as to why I love hot yoga and why I have been practicing a lot lately. It makes me happy! 🙂

Why do you love yoga or hot yoga? What does yoga do for you?


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  • Reply Nicole Spang December 2, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    When I lived in Philly, I used to go over to University City and go to Power Yoga Works for HOT yoga. http://www.poweryogaworks.com. If you found something closer to you and more conveneient, yeah!

    You are right…there is a ton of cleansing going on with all that sweating. It feels great, doesn't it. You leave the class feeling lighter!

    I am currently looking for a hot yoga studio here in Arlington, Va. I think this is a great transition from all that running you did this summer!

  • Reply Laura December 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm


    I'm wondering where you've been going in the city. I live in Philly and belong to a fabulous studio that I'm not sure if you've discovered yet! Let me know.

  • Reply Leslie December 2, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I have been going to Dana Hot Yoga because that's where I got my Groupon and Living Social deals. I am open to other suggestions! Let me know! 🙂

  • Reply Nichole December 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Makes me think of "some like it hot." I didn't think it'd be possible to sweat more than when I spin, clearly you have me beat.

  • Reply Ali @ Ali on the Run December 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I took my first hot yoga class a few weeks ago and LOVED it. I can't wait to go again—for all the reasons you just listed!

  • Reply honeybnutrition December 2, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    It makes me feel soooooo good. And it relaxes me. I sleep like a BABY after doing hot yoga. You just feel clean. I just wish I liked the actual class as much as the feeling afterwards…

  • Reply Lawgirl December 3, 2010 at 5:15 am

    I love yoga because it's improved my flexibility, asthma, strength, and most importantly my well being! I was always afraid to try hot yoga though for some reason. Afraid I'll pass out or something lol. I'll have to give it a try!

  • Reply runningphoodie December 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I bought that Groupon too! I am excited and scared to tr hot yoga for the first time!

  • Reply Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal December 3, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I really need to try this HOT yoga business. I've never heard anyone say they don't like it 🙂

  • Reply Patty O December 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Wow, you sure did sweat! I bet the heat does feel amazing and good for your joints too! Maybe I sure try it!

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