If Bikram is a little too humid & warm for you but you still yearn for the heat, then perhaps give a Hot Yoga class a go. This practice offers a variety of posture sequences in a studio room ranging from 26-37° minus a specific level of humidity.
Classes range between 60-90 minutes & consist of a mash-up of different & fast paced postures within a relaxed environment. Generally speaking no class is ever the same sequence of postures, sometimes music is played & students are encouraged to interact with each other & their instructor.
Hot Yoga takes you through a sequence of varying yoga postures within a heated room (similar to a sauna) in order to replicate the heat & humidity of India where yoga originated.
The heat is also believed to warm up your muscles & allow you to move deeply into each pose. As with all schools of yoga, focus & meditation is at the core of the practice. The most important thing is to ensure you don’t eat 2 hours before a class & you drink plenty of water (before & after) to replenish your body & prevent dehydration.
Hot Yoga has gained enormous popularity over the past few years. The practice is synthesized from traditional, ancient Hatha techniques & it’s believed that the room temperature, generally set between 26-37°, allows the body to sweat out toxins to purify & cleanse - a detox of sorts.
It's also thought that the intense heat warms & limbers up the muscles enabling practitioners to move more deeply into poses to maximise flexibility as well as strengthen & lengthen the body.
Note: MojoGuru does not recommend any treatment, therapy or particular provider. We do not recommend that you self-diagnose. If you are suffering from a health condition and before starting a new treatment or therapy, we do recommend that you first consult a GP. More