Types of Yoga

Hot Yoga

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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.

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