Hot Yoga is an active yoga class in a heated therapeutic infrared room. The therapeutic panels warm-up your body from the deeper layers, muscles, joints, deeper tissues, your cells and even your bones. This combined with the specifically chosen poses during Hot Yoga, provides inner healing on several levels.
Everyone consciously or unconsciously has tension in the body. Tension in our body causes less room to move. The muscles, the tissues, the fascia become tighter around our joints that give those pesky back,-shoulder, and neck pains.
Hot Yoga is derived from Bikram Yoga ( read more about this under ‘what is Hot yoga inspired by’). The postures in a Hot yoga class are adapted to the heat and what a body can resist. There is no intensive warm-up as in regular yoga classes, as the body is warmed up during Hot Yoga by the heat of the therapeutic infrared waves in the room.
Through conscious breathing, you keep your body and mind under control and give it space to be able to release tension in the body and the head. This is important during a Hot Yoga class so your body can handle the heat. When you work with your breath, you already have more balance and connection between your body, mind and soul. You will soon find that you will begin to experience the intense postures in a different way, less intense and able to allow more relaxation. Your mind-set also has a big influence on your body and how you come and be in the pose. This wil also be guide during a class.
Let your body slowly get used to the heat by arriving at the studio on time (the studio is open 20 minutes before class starts) and relaxing on your mat, rather than rushing in at the last minute. Rushing in to the class is already not a nice start for your body and mind combined with the heat. Give yourself space to be able to switch off before your class starts.
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