How often should I practice?
To feel positive results and to begin to feel sustained benefits, we recommend 3 times per week. If you have chronic pain, athletic injuries, or wish to integrate the yoga into a healthy lifestyle, we
recommend 4 to 5 times per week. The beauty of this yoga is you will feel immediate benefits after your first class. People do yoga because it works, plain and simple. Take it one day at a time.
Why is the room heated?
Hot yoga is unique because it combines a specific sequence of postures in a heated room. The heat warms muscles, joints ligaments and fascia, which allow you to work safer and deeper.
Heat takes the trauma out of stretching and helps prevent and repair injuries. As your body temperature rises, it demands more oxygen which increases its circulation. It is the fresh-oxygenated
blood flow to each muscle, joint, ligament and organ that changes the body’s chemistry and allows the healing process to begin. This is why yoga is preventative medicine.
The skin is the largest elimination organ in your body. You are massaging deep tissues, glands and organs. As you begin to sweat, your body will start to release poisons or toxins. This cleansing
effect is like an internal shower for your body. Consider sweating as your body’s natural air-conditioner to release heat and allow for a detoxification process to take place.
How much water should I drink?
In order to maintain a normal healthy body, a good rule of thumb is to drink at least half of your body weight in liter/ounces. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75 ounces of
water per day. If you practice hot yoga regularly, drink more than half of your body weight. As you begin to know and listen to your body, it will tell you exactly how much water it needs. Drinking
water before class will help keep you from feeling overheated, dizzy, nauseous and tired. Water will also lubricate your muscles and joints thereby minimizing the chances of soreness. Water is
like medicine and it is a great friend.
What should I do after class?
Cool down and drink fluids. It is normal to feel sore the following two days. Yoga always stretches and strengthens what is weak. It reveals your weaknesses. This is what makes the process
humbling. The best thing to do is come back! You will go through the same postures and gradually any discomfort that you feel will soon subside. The key is to do the work, trust the process, and let
nature takes it’s course.