Carin Maxey is an attorney based in Jacksonville, Florida. For over twenty years Carin has focused on a wide range of legal issues. Outside of work she enjoys watersports and playing piano.
For the full blog, please visit CarinMaxey.net. Below are the tips for your first hot yoga class.
Expectations – Even people who exercise regularly should keep low expectations of their first class. Each pose requires slow, tedious, and intense movements that can be difficult adjusting to. Don’t stress if you can’t keep up or need a break. You’re still learning!
Start Slowly – The best classes to start are obviously beginner classes. If you are already fit or flexible, you may think it’d be fine to skip ahead. While you might keep up with the class, you can’t guarantee you’ll hit the positions correctly. Save yourself time and hurt ligaments, start slow and learn the positions.
BIG Water Bottle – Dehydration is real, and heat plus exercise is a combo aimed right at making that happen. So protect yourself and bring a really big bottle of water. You’ll be surprised how quickly it’s gone.
Towels – Sweating is guaranteed. Extreme sweating. Bring a towel to wipe off your head and body between exercises and after class. It may also be beneficial to bring a towel to lay over your mat.
Clothing – It’s going to be really hot. So be ready. Forget leggings and sweats. The less amount of clothes and restriction the better. Also, pack an outfit for after the workout. While you don’t need it, by the end of the session, you’ll want it.
Food – Don’t workout on a full stomach. However, you might not want to workout on an empty stomach either. Try to avoid eating within the hour before class, but those with growling tummies might want to eat a light snack before hitting the yoga floor.
Aug 15, 2018 17:00
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It is a common misconception that our nation’s divorce rate is at 50% or higher. Some people rattle off this statistic as if it is a cold, hard fact. In reality, the divorce rate in the United States has been decreasing since 2015 making it the lowest it has been in almost 40 years. That being said, it is still between 42% and 45%. But, why is it so high? What is causing couples to walk away from marriage?
Here are five common reasons couples filed for divorce in 2017.
Jul 22, 2018 17:59