I remember my first hot yoga class and how naive I was about the heat. I laugh when I think about what I wore - long yoga pants and a tank top. I learned pretty fast that in hot yoga, you want to be as close to naked as possible! Not only do you have to embrace the heat, but you have to become one with your sweat because it doesn't just drip off of you - it pours. Being prepared when you go to class is critical and I've put together some yoga essentials to make your practice a success! Having a great bag to put your items in is key and I also find that having a small zippered pouch makes keeping track of little items a breeze. A bag for transporting your mat makes managing it a lot easier and don't forget the yoga mat spray to keep it in tip-top shape! A linen towel is light and so easy to pack - you'll be grateful for not having to manage the bulk of a cotton towel. And your yoga outfit? Keep it simple with a a cute bra top and shorts. Now, get ready to sweat!