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The Not-So-Zen Thoughts You Definitely Have During a Hot Yoga Class

Yoga is supposed to be this super ~zen~ experience full of mindfulness and self-reflection and stuff, right? Except for when any normal human shows up at hot yoga and, understandably, kinda wants to die. The things going through your head during a 90-minute yoga class in a 105° room are not always going to be chill. Despite all the "ugghhhh," there's a reason you go back for more; Earning that final Savasana feels so damn good. (And, really, here's what exercising in a hot room does to your body.) To perfectly illustrate that love-hate relationship of hot yoga, we've recruited the internet beings that are the best at telling it like it is: cats. If you can't relate to these furballs, have you even been to hot yoga? 

1. HOLY #*& this room is hot as balls.

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2. I think I'll put my mat right here...

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Oh, it's taken? And this spot too? All right, cool, looks like I'll go behind this pole...

3. OMG, ew, I should have gotten a pedicure.

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Looks like I missed a pretty large strip of hair on my leg while shaving too—nice.

4. Is the instructor looking at me? No, she's just making her way around the room, totally normal!

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No, no, nope... she is definitely headed over here. Play it cool.

5. Um, ma'am, I really don't think I can go any farther.

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You realize you now have my sweat allllll over your hands, right?

6. Okay, definitely feeling a little toasty but we're chillin', we are fine.

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Cool as a cucumber right now.

7. You know, I'm pretty sure my body is not capable of stretching like that.

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Oh, look. Now I'm stuck.  Greeeat .

8. There is sweat coming out of every inch of my body, including my eyeballs.

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I'm meellltttinnng.

9. "Om you are an enlightened lotus flower of light; om you can do this."

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Maybe it's time to switch to a meditative yoga flow.

10. I would give my firstborn for a sip of water.

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Come on. You are not weak. You do not need water. (But actually, yes you do. Please drink plenty of water.)

11. Praise the yogi gods—time for Savasana. Oh yeah, I am killing it at this pose.

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See this, everybody? This is how you do it.

12. CRUSHED IT. I should do hot yoga more often.

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I bet I'll totally be able to do a handstand by the end of next class.

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