1. Read the Class Description/Instructions Beforehand
I forgot to do this and I would have been reminded to bring a couple of items with me to class….see #2.
2. Bring or Rent a Towel
I forgot to bring a towel with me and did not rent one before class (some studios will provide them for free). I underestimated how much sweating would occur during the 60 minute class -ALOT! I was sweating so much it made it difficult to stay up in certain positions; there were a couple of times I slipped and knew that was not very safe. I left class for a couple of minutes to grab some towels.
3. Hydrate Before / Bring Water
Make sure to hydrate before and avoid a heavy heavy meal. I had yogurt an hour before and I was fine. I brought water and refilled it 2x during the class. I wish I had frozen my water half way – that would have been refreshing! Next time I may bring a larger water bottle.
4. Dress in Fitted/Breathable Clothing
Avoid baggy – it will become uncomfortable. Some girls opted for bra tops and some guys were shirtless. I wore a tank top that was breathable (wicking fabric) and capris. I would avoid thicker tights as even my legs were sweating!
5. Take Breaks
It will be uncomfortable at first – it took me awhile to get use to the temperature. Take breaks if you need to – whether it is a pause, drinking your water, or stepping outside for some air. I like to avoid passing out 🙂
Hope these tips help you out!
Do you have any tips for hot yoga?
What are you favorite types of yoga?