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You Know You’re a Hot Yogi If …

So, you go to Hot Yoga class regularly. You know all the teachers. You have a group of yoga class friends. You even have your own "spot" in the room. Despite all of this and the fact that you grab every opportunity to rave about hot yoga to your non-yogi friends, and you're pretty sure that yoga can cure anything (really, anything), you are still not convinced that you have earned the title of Hot Yogi/ni.

awkward pose - utkatasana

Well, here are some more indications, some clues if you will, that might help shed some light:

You Know You're a Hot Yogi If …

You practice standing head-to-knee pose while putting your shoes and socks on.

You turn up the heat to do housework.

You’re laundry routine (which is a daily occurrence) includes baking soda and vinegar.

You freak out when you run out of electrolyte supplements.

You spend an uncommon amount of time thinking, perhaps even discussing, your digestion/elimination habits.

When people complain about the heat outside, you find yourself giving them a dirty look.

You do not use body lotion because if you do your Standing Bow Pose will suffer.

When you drink a glass of wine, you think, “Ooh, I’m gonna pay for THAT in yoga class.”

You 80/20 breathe through childbirth.

You tremble (with excitement and/or dread) when you hear the word Camel.

And …

You are already familiar with the 10 Things They Don't Tell You About Hot Yoga.

Thanks for reading and feel free to add to this list.

Keep it Sweaty,



7 thoughts on “You Know You’re a Hot Yogi If …

  1. Joslyn @ missfitbliss says:

    Oh my goodness! I love this list. You know you’re a hot yogi if…

    -you lock your standing knee when shaving in the shower
    -you’re totally comfortable staring at yourself in a mirror for longer than 5 minutes
    -you welcome sweat instead of fear it
    -skipping class is more painful than enduring it.
    -walking around in tiny clothes feels totally natural.
    -water becomes your best friend.
    -“Savasana” is now your favorite word ever.

  2. Lindsay Fields says:

    More from Facebook:

    Tomasz Goetel if you sweat like a fat boy in a summer camp!

    Tomasz Goetel if you sweat so much your boots melt off and you can wiggle your toes again!

    Tomasz Goetel if you can sweat your way out of a paper bag!

    Tomasz Goetel oh… i can keep going… don’t get me started, Lindsay Fields! :)))

    Flo Sheffield If you easily slip your arms through for kukkutasana 🙂

    Terry Cockburn ‎. . . your friends and family don’t recognize you when you’re freshly showered and your hair is done.

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