Why is yoga done in a hot room?
The room is
intentionally hot. It is heated to warm your muscles, prevent
injuries and allow for a deeper release in your body. Sweating will
also help flush toxins and poisons from your body.
Do you have any yoga that isn't in a hot
Yes. Power Vinyasa classes are done in a much
cooler room since you will be generating
heat internally from movement.
What should I do to prepare for class?
Come with an empty stomach (no food two hours
before class.) Drink lots of water before class. Be prepared to
sweat. Men Should wear swim shorts or jogging shorts. T-shirts
optional. Women usually wear shorts and a yoga/athletic top. Baggy
clothes will just get in the way. Bring bottled water, a towel, plus
a yoga mat - all are available for rent or purchase at the studio.
We have showers, so bring an extra towel. New students should come
at least 20 minutes before class to register.
Is this yoga really for beginners?
Yes it really is. All of our
classes are done in a way that an absolute beginner will feel
comfortable with. Most classes have some beginners in them. The
postures we do are not complicated and you will have verbal
instructions from the teachers. You can also
watch the people around you.
How often should I practice yoga?
As often as you can. There is no
hard and fast rule about how many classes per week is the right
number. In the beginning it's important to take only as many classes
as your body is ready for. Many people can start taking a class
every day and certainly that will accelerate the benefits, but if
you can only make 2 classes a week or that's all your body is ready
for then that would be right for you.
Will I get hurt practicing yoga?
Our Yoga classes are designed
specifically to virtually eliminate the kinds of injuries that can
happen in fast paced yoga. Hot Yoga is a healing practice. Many
people do it specifically to recover from injuries. The room is
heated to minimize stress to the body and the postures are set up in
a slow and deliberate fashion. But don't think the yoga is easy. In
fact, it is very challenging to beginners and veterans alike.
What if I'm so inflexible I feel like an oak
Yoga is meant to improve
flexibility. The more inflexible you are the more amazed you will be
at the change you will experience. But flexibility is not the only
benefit of yoga. You will feel energized, younger and have a sense
of comfort with your body that you may never have felt before. But
once you do - you won't want to give it up!
Why is yoga considered a lifelong practice?
Yoga is more than just improving
your physical being. As you learn more about how valuable it can be
in your life you will want to experience all that yoga has to offer.
A lifelong yoga practice will add years to your life and life to