What if I’m not fit enough? It might be too hard!
There are participants of all ages, all sizes and all fitness levels with an assortment of injuries to consider. The teachers will ensure that you are comfortable, work at your own pace and level and always feel welcome. Take a break whenever you want and never compare yourself to others. More experienced people tend to be in the front row and newcomers tend (not always) prefer the back row until they are familiar with the postures. It is a warm (no pun intended) and welcoming community.
What if I’m not flexible?
This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are, but about strengthening your body and spine in all directions and developing and maintaining full range of motion (ROM) of your joints. All that matters is that you do the best you can, try the right way and you will get 100 % of the benefit!
Why the heated room?
The room is intentionally heated to increase heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate to warm and oxygenate your muscles which allows you to work deeper and safer. The heat also heals by helping to dilate your cardiovascular and lymphatic systems to improve circulation and promote the flushing of toxins from your body.
Is it a cardiovascular workout and can I lose weight?
No matter what your level of fitness is, you will find Hot Yoga very challenging. Each posture combines flexibility, strength and balance to work your whole body from inside out. With persistence, patience and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength.
What are some of the benefits?
There are unlimited benefits to Hot Yoga. It reduces stress, increases blood circulation and improves strength and flexibility. Regular practice (at least three times a week) can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases (i.e. arthritis, diabetes and thyroid disorders). It also promotes relaxation.
What should I wear to class?
It is hot in there but you should be comfortable with what you are wearing. Women usually wear shorts or thin cotton leggings and leotard, jog bra or halter top. Men usually wear shorts or bathing suits. Since the room is heated, you want to wear something that you feel comfortable sweating in.