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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Miss Ginger Almost DIED Today!

Miss Ginger returned to the hot yoga room today, and at one point she thinks she saw God... and not in a good way!

Miss G's friend and neighbor Dee has been working like crazy over the last few months to convert her old cottage here in the neighborhood to a hot yoga studio. Anyone who has ever dealt with remodeling knows what a kerfuffle it can be, but imagine if your remodel includes a custom made furnace designed to heat a specially insulated space to 110 degrees!

And the most difficult part of all: she had to install a handicap ramp in order for it to meet building codes! How stupid is that! I have not seen a lot of wheelchair-bound people participating in hot yoga!

Anyway, Dee invited a few of us over today to practice with her in the new room- kind of a test run, if you will. Now, mind you, Miss G hasn't been in a yoga room in over 2 years, but she wasn't about to refuse the chance to be in on the "innaugural run" of the new system! Of course, yoga is all about "do what you can", and Miss G was hammering away at those poses at first! Been then, along about tulandasana, she just kind lost it! She promised herself she wouldn't leave the room, but after that point she pretty much just sat on her mat and whimpered until it was time for final breathing! But everyone has to start (or restart) somewhere, and she's proud of herself for a least getting back on the horse!

You may wonder why one would put themselves through 90 minutes of torture- and Miss Ginger wonders the same thing, usually about 45 minutes into the class. But then, after she gets home and takes a nice, soapy shower, she enjoys a miraculous, clean-from-the-insides feeling that can't be accomplished just by bathing! Hot yoga is not for everyone, but everyone should try it at least once!

Now, I know when I say hot yoga, many of you are thinking this:
or this:


I only wish!!














Unfortunately, it ends up looking more like this:

Or, for Miss Ginger, this!








Anyho, I'll post more about the place and it's special mission when it's up and running!

12 comments:

Zombie Mom said...

Loved this post. I love hot yoga but it turns me into a giant ezcema outbreak - head to toe. That said, my body has never looked as good- well except for the big oozing welts as the hot yoga days - keep it up

Zombie Mom said...

Loved this post. I love hot yoga but it turns me into a giant ezcema outbreak - head to toe. That said, my body has never looked as good- well except for the big oozing welts as the hot yoga days - keep it up

Joy said...

It sounds horrible. I hate being hot and sweaty - 110 degrees!!! I have too much trouble doing yoga in a room with good temperature. I'll have to do something else but am so proud of you!! Wow!

Joy said...

Oh, word verification is "wearied" and how appropriate!

David Dust said...

This so-called "Yoga" thing doesn't sound fun. I think I'll continue avoiding it at all costs...

XOXOXOXOXO

mrs. miss alaineus said...

go team you! i took a yoga class with a friend once- fell asleep each damn time it was mediation and couldnt quit laughing when other yoga-ers would fart. i was so not the teacher's pet!


xxalainaxx

i gessi was glad to see the end of our class!

Howard said...

I am impressed, cause when I hear 110 degrees, I just think the need to stay very still and order a very cold cocktail.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Excercise and heat just should not be combined.

Beth said...

You used the word 'kerfuffle.' Have you joined the kerfuffle group on FB yet? I'll send you an invite! XOXO

Char said...

Well, I have been wondering when someone was going to come up with 'HOT Yoga'! Thanks for the introduction, I'd never heard of it. 8-)

Darla said...

thanks for the love Miss G.

Dan said...

luis does a naked hot yoga class. Of Course!

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