I am one of those people who is always cold. Even if it’s 100 degrees outside, I will find a way to get goosebumps and tell the story about how I originally got frostbite in four different places on my body. Seriously, I’m that annoyingly cold person. Today it was 65 degrees and sunny outside and I asked Mike to start a fire so that I could warmup and do some yoga in our living room.
In my head this was going to be warm, cozy and beautiful. Let me just spare you the trouble of trying this out at your own home and tell you that yoga + a fire = painful. Although there was minimal smoke from the fire, it was still way too much for deep yoga breaths. My face was also teetering on painfully hot whenever I went from chaturanga to upward facing dog (note that my living area is small and this is the only way my mat can fit in the room). Needless to say, the fire was not the best idea. However I did take advantage of a free Yogaworks class on Hulu and found it to be a great yoga workout. If you don’t have access to a local studio, this is a great way to learn different types of yoga for free.
After I finished practicing I went for a 20 minute walk in the sun with Mike to get some fresh air after my yoga smoke-out. Next time that it is 65 degrees out I promise to get outside to warm-up. Lesson learned!