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Day 58 – Tight

Monday, April 5th, 2010
Bow Pose

Bow Pose - Dhanurasana 2/22/10

 The weekend is not my friend.  I always struggle in Monday morning classes – more so because of my tightness than anything else.  I have debated whether or not to attend classes on the weekend, but I think I need the break too.  What I would love to have is a hot yoga room in my house.  I have always wanted that – with mirrors, etc.  I wonder how much that would cost.  I certainly wouldn’t do it in the house I am in now, as it is much too small, but some day I think it would be great to have it.  It would be like a sauna with mirrors. 

Bow Pose - Dhanurasana 2/22/10

Bow Pose - Dhanurasana 2/22/10

Today’s pose is the Bow Pose or Dhanurasana.  Ever since my trip to Arkansas this one has hurt my left knee, so I am not able to get into as much as I would like.  Well, I could get deeper into it, but I need to let my knee repair a bit before going any further in it. It’s no wonder why there is a little kid doing this pose in Bikram’s Yoga book – as it does take a bit of flexibility to get into this one.

So something I have been meaning to cover in these posts is the amount of calories that you burn in hot yoga class – afterall, this is supposed to be a loss weight yoga thing for me.  I remember in January when I asked one of the instructors if they thought hot yoga was a cardio workout – they seemed annoyed by the question and said that it reminded them of “how many calories do you burn in yoga?”  She did say that she thinks it is around 600.  But, as we all know, it depends on a lot of factors, namely weight and amount of time burning the calories. My friend Google to the rescue.  Check out this awesome Australian site where you can enter your weight and the amount of time the class was.  Calories Burn Calculator.  Just did mine.  It says I burned 1025 calories in class today, holy cow.  I am not sure how accurate that is.  That means in a 90-minute class, I burn 1538.  Whoa nelly.

Bow Pose - Dhanurasana 1/8/10

Bow Pose - Dhanurasana 1/8/10

Class was pretty packed this morning.  I was surprised.  It was a nice Spring morning, so I figured there wouldn’t be as many folks in class.  Perhaps there were a few feeling bad about a few too many deviled eggs on Easter?  Or maybe too many Peeps. 

Namaste.