Hot Yoga: Self Care Practices with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

Here we are in the last month of 2021. Can you believe it? I truly feel like every year gets faster. What did you challenge yourself with this year? What was your favorite thing that made you grow? Any unexpected happy surprises? Will next year bring more monthly challenges for you?

Hot Hot Yoga! If you have ever taken a hot yoga class, then you know you are going to sweat A LOT! This might be one of my favorite parts about Hot Yoga! I have been practicing Bikram Hot Yoga on and off for about 13 years now. It seems to ebb and flow with my life, but I truly love it! For me, I do not sweat very easily so Hot Yoga does wonders for cleansing my whole body with a good sweat! It becomes such a deep meditative practice that can heal and push my limits.  There are many different styles of Hot Yoga, but for me, I prefer Bikram for the fact that it is always the same poses in the same rhythm each time. This allows me to get into that deep meditation each time and really feel what my body is experiencing. 

In my first class back over at the Fremont Studio with Danielle, I was a little nervous after not practicing for a few years. Unsure of how I would be able to perform and what would come up for me. Danielle was so wonderful to embrace the new back into my poses, to allow me to rest and also to feel everything that came up. She was so wonderful knowing that I also am a local business owner to give thanks for surviving a crazing pandemic during our practice. A huge well of tears surfaced in me and I realized that I needed to hear that. To be reminded and grateful for all the bonding as a community and as business owners we created during this time. I am so thankful for every single person who supported us, all the amazing employees who dove in head first to pull us through and our lovely interns eager to learn and help out where needed. Thank you Danielle for allowing me to feel, breathe and just be!

This whole year of self-care challenges has helped to stay grounded, feel all the feels, live to the fullest and to own my truth! 2022 is right around the corner and I am sure we have so much in store as we grow together, reach for the future and turn the chapter in this amazing journey we call life. 

Here’s to 2022! What’s in store for you? 

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