I took up hot yoga a couple of months ago, and have to say that I'm totally in love with it. I go anywhere from 4-6 days a week and it makes me feel great! I feel stronger, more centered, less anxious and healthier. One problem is that during my practice a few weeks ago, I tweaked my hip and it's been killing me ever since. I haven't stopped the yoga, but I think I may need to take a few days or a week off to rest my poor hip. I feel like an old Grandma; so bummed! I owe it to myself to take care of it though; having a hip problem this early in my life would not be a good thing.
Anyway, I've been working on a pose called 'tripod balance' for a while and finally mastered it! It's really not that hard...but I have always had really weak arms so it's a big deal for me! The next step in this pose, is raise the legs straight up to 'tripod headstand'. I'm not quite there yet, it takes a lot of core strength and balance, but I'm working on it!