What is Hot Yoga?
Hot Yoga is a series of Hatha Yoga postures in a heated room of between 80-90 degrees. The series of Hatha Yoga postures steadily help you experience cardiovascular improvements, strength, stamina, core and restorative training, all in one sequence.
The energy cycle works through a series of specifically designed asanas (postures) that induce heat and intensely stretch muscles in every part of the body. Where the harder Yang energy works to stimulate and energise, the softer Yin aspect works in unison to calm and soothe. Hot Yoga is suitable for everyone. Results are noticably quick. Hot Yoga is an amazing, fun way to experience all posture levels.
Please download, print and complete the Consent Form and bring it to your first Hot Yoga class.
Why so hot?
Imagine hard honey: brittle, cold, adhesive. Now warm the honey: see it run, and as you warm the largest organ in the body, your skin, it relaxes the muscles as they mould to your hard work. Hot Yoga encourages the removal of toxins and waste products from the interstitial spaces of the muscle layers, working each muscle fibre, organ and cell methodically, to allow maximum oxygenation of the blood supply around the body.
What are the benefits
• Stretching of muscles, joints and ligaments in optimal heat conditions
• Increase in range of movement
• Improved feeling of health and wellbeing
• Reduction in recovery time
• Stronger immune system
• Improvement in metabolic rate
• Elimination of toxins
• Promotes relaxation
• Increases strength, stamina, core, flexibility and energy
• Reduced risk to injury
• Breakdown of tissue adhesion
• Better posture
Preperation for Hot Yoga
• Make sure you are hydrated the day before a yoga class and several hours beforehand
• Best come on an empty stomach. Try not to eat for at least 2 hours prior to the class
• The studio is heated to around a 100º, so you will need to have a large towel that fits over your mat for hygiene reasons
• Bring a large bottle of water for during, and after the class
• Wear something suitable as you will get hot and sweaty i.e. shorts and vest
• Ensure that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to starting as you will need to fill-in a health questionnaire
• Always seek your Doctors advice to ensure your suitability for Hot Yoga
Will Hot Yoga help me lose weight?
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Everyone needs to complete this consent form prior to attending their first Hot Yoga class!
"I think yoga is the vital missing link in the performance chain. I've introduced a lot of elements of pre-hab to many of our guys and its gone well. The dynamic and restorative mix was spot on. The breathing and visualisation techniques were great for deepening the postures. The visualisations - riding blind in the back of a sled for up to a minute through some scary turns after getting hyped to push aswell...it does wonders!" GB Bobsleigh Coach