Frequently Asked Questions
What if I’m not flexible?
Even the best yogi started less flexible! This common misconception should not prevent people from coming to yoga class – this is how you become able to “touch your toes.” Yoga is not about how flexible you are, but about strengthening your body and spine in many different directions. If you try the with alignment and focus, go to your personal “edge,” and practice consistently — you will get 100% of the benefit! Mental and physical.
Why heat the room?
The room is intentionally heated to warm your muscles and allow you to work deeper and safer. The heat also heals, helps prevent injuries and promotes sweating, which helps flush toxins from the body.
Is it a cardiovascular workout and can I lose weight?
No matter your level of fitness, you will find Hot Yoga very challenging and cardiovascular. Each posture combines flexibility, strength, and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With persistence, patience, and dedication, you CAN lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise.
What are some of the benefits?
There are unlimited benefits to Hot Yoga. It reduces stress, increases blood circulation, and improves strength, flexibility, and balance. Regular practice (at least 3 times a week) can help reduce and alleviate the symptoms of many chronic diseases (ie; depression, thyroid disorder, diabetes, arthritis, asthma). HELPS WITH LOWER BACK AND HAMSTRING ISSUES, and is especially useful for joint and backaches.
What should I wear?
Women should wear bike shorts or leggings, sports bra, or athletic top.
Men should wear athletic shorts or swim trunks (no bikinis). The room is heated, so you should wear something you are comfortable sweating in.