Before I began hot yoga, I did not understand the appeal. I had never been very athletic and in my 30s tried several different types of cardio to stay in shape. This resulted in knee injuries, a new ACL, and planter fasciitis. I was then desperate to find a way to exercise that was intense but not high impact. I was skeptical about hot yoga because I hate the heat, I’m not very graceful, I do not have chakras, I’m not spiritual and I have been known to have panic attacks when I attempt to meditate. But I was out of options and Sumits’ 5:45am class fit my schedule. After the first class, I was sold! I could not believe how great I felt after the one class! That was in October of 2016 and I have been going about 4 days a week ever since then. My skin has never been clearer. I do not have the unexplained pains I had been attributing to getting older. I lost weight, but more importantly, I have never been this fit in my life. The practice has become my version of meditation. It is my way to connect with and appreciate myself and body for what it is and what it can do. I will be practicing hot yoga for the rest of my life.
Thank you to everyone at Sumits!
Oh and Namaste y’all!