With a name like "The HOT Room" the question comes up again and again; why hot yoga? Why would one want to begin their yoga journey by submitting themselves to 105 degree temperatures and palpable humidity? The answer is multi-layered but hopefully an understanding of the benefits of this practice will encourage you to give it a try.
1. The Heat
The heated room helps to warm up your muscles, prevent injury, allows for a deeper workout and cleanses the body of toxins. Yoga helps to change the construction of the body from the inside out. The heat helps to warm the muscles and allows for more flexibility so that the change you want can happen more efficiently. Practicing yoga in the hot room also diminishes the chance for injury as a warm body is more supple and pliable. With the heat you can achieve a deeper stretch, so fresh oxygenated blood reaches deeper into your muscles, tendons and organs to keep your systems healthy. The heat helps to burn more calories and helps to build endurance. Toxins are released through the breath and skin by sweating. The end result is an unbelievable feeling of mental and physical well-being.
2. The Postures
It is an intelligently designed sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. This series of postures moves fresh, oxygenated blood to 100% of your body. The postures work together to restore natural range of motion to the body, heal old injuries and illnesses, promote weight loss, relieve stress, and much more. In 90 minutes (remove the first part of this sentence), By the end of class, you will have worked every muscle, joint, organ and tendon of the body.
3. The Mental Challenge
The focus & intensity of the class will help to build mental clarity & determination. By learning to breathe and stay calm in the peak of the practice you learn to take that into all other areas of your life.
So the next question is should I try this yoga even if I have never practiced before? The answer is a resounding, YES! If you can practice HOT yoga you can handle anything. We will walk you through every step of class. Your first class should be about staying in the room and breathing normally. Postures are optional. If at any point you feel overwhelmed take a knee, a sip of water, and breathe normally.