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Is Hot Yoga right for me?
If you answer “yes” to any of the following,
Bikram Method Hot Yoga could be right for you:
Do I need to lose weight?
Am I stressed out?
Do I get tension headaches?
Is my cholesterol level too high?
Do I have trouble sleeping?
Do I have back pain?
Do I lack energy?
Do I want to improve muscle tone?
Do I feel tension and stress in my shoulders or neck?
Do I need to recovery faster from my marathon?
Do my joints ache from all my other fitness routines?
Do I want to turbo charge my other workouts?
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. It is about stretching your body and spine in all directions. All that matters is that you try the right way, do the best you can and breathe normally.
Is it a cardiovascular workout and can I lose weight?
No matter what your level of fitness, Bikram Yoga class is very challenging. Each posture combines flexibility, strength, and balance to work the 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 can reduce stress, increase blood circulation, and improve strength and flexibility. Regular practice (at least three times per week) can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases (e.g., arthritis and thyroid disorders). It also promotes relaxation.
Why the heated room?
The room is intentionally heated to warm the muscles and allow deeper yet safer yoga work. The heat also heals and helps prevents injuries. It also promotes sweating, which flushes toxins from your body.
I feel nauseous and dizzy during class sometimes. Is this normal? What should I do about it?
Usually the problem is not drinking enough water or we have not received proper nutrition, or eating too soon before class. Be sure to eat a good meal 4 hours before class and to hydrate properly. Also be sure to get enough electrolytes and minerals. Some suggestions are fresh vegetable juices, coconut water and mineral supplements. Try ‘E3 Live’, available frozen at Whole Foods.
How often should I attend class?
We recommend attending class at least 3 times a week to receive the maximum benefits of the series. For life changing results, come 4 or more times per week. If you can’t come that often, it’s ok, it just may take longer to get the results you want.
Who can come?
Anyone who is healthy enough, per their doctor, to do a 90-minute exercise class in a hot and humid room: About 105 degrees and 40% humidity heat. Children over 14 may attend if they are 100% willing and able. Do not start Bikram Yoga while pregnant. We’ll see you after you have the baby!
Please email Val for more info.