Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sweaty Pretzel and Rainy Days

Phew. It's been raining for two days now, and while I'm not quite ready to build an ark, it's definitely trying with children when you can't get outside. Usually I go out anyways. I load 'em up in rain gear and we head out, at least briefly. This week seems like it's going to be a long one and based on my previous posts lately, I see a running theme. Sleep. Lack of Sleep. Time. Lack of Time. Guess those are the stories of my life, currently. This week will take up the refrain again. I'm doing the home daycare as per usual, but I'm also watching three more children tonight for a friend, just briefly. These kids, however, are one not yet two year old (plus the one in my home daycare), two three year olds, and then my two. Luckily it's only supposed to be for about 45 mins. At the end of the day. Oh bliss.

And that brings me to my next thought. I've had three friends now singing the praises of Bikram yoga to me. (hot, sweaty, sauna yoga to the rest of us) All three of them tried it, and now are addicted to it. Apparently the stress relief and release of pain is incredible.

I just can't wrap my head around it. I mean, I can see the HEALTH benefits, of course. But I'm not a girl that likes to be sweaty. Let alone dripping sweat from every nook and cranny. Ew. Usually, my head is the part of me that gets really hot and sweaty. My hair gets damp. The rest of me, not so much. I can just imagine how soaking my head would be. And hanging upside down with sweat pooling into my eyeballs and mouth kind of skives me out. Again, ew. What's wrong with just normal, plain, vanilla yoga??? Seems to work for me?

The other issue is, where I live, I doubt I could even FIND such a class. I'd have to travel to the big lights, big city. And do I want to make that trek for something that crams me into a small, humid room with a dozen plus other sweaty, stinky, boiling hot strangers? Really, I can't even see the draw to this scenario in the slightest.

But we all know what they say right? Don't knock it til you've tried it. And on this new life "trying everything" kick, I guess it can't hurt. So, I'll be searching "hot yoga" on the net today for a class near me. Once I shower four or five times afterwards, I'll let you know what I thought.

Hmmm. What does one WEAR to boiling yoga anyways? I guess something that hides sweat and washes easily. Maybe another search is in order as well!!!!

Namaste. Ommmmm.


  1. Oh my...that really doesn't sound like fun to me either. I'm stick to my Les Mills BodyFlow yoga/pilates/tai chi pretend yoga stuff. lol