What to Expect for Hot Yoga

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What to Expect for Hot Yoga

2016-11-02T13:19:56+00:00 December 11th, 2013|Categories: Yoga|Tags: , , |

It is going to be very hot

Beginning lessons start at 95 degrees. The intermediate classes are at 105 degrees. Each class is 90 minutes in the heat stretching in a specific sequence of 26 poses. You might get a little dizzy, nauseous, light-headed or fatigued from the heat. This is totally normal.

You will sweat. A lot.

Sweating buckets is the norm in Hot Yoga, particularly in the beginning. All the sweating is good for the detoxification and exfoliation of your body. It is important to go in hydrated, because it is easy to get dehydrated with the amount of sweating. Know that everyone is sweating just as much as you, if not more, and just let it happen.

It will be difficult at first.

It’s usually a good idea to try Hot Yoga after you have intermediate level experience with non-heated Yoga. Attempting the complex stretches in the heat is an intense experience that can lead to soreness. After your first class, going back for your second class as soon as possible afterward is best so your body can get used to stretching under the heat. Learning to trust your body and let go of control can be difficult physically and mentally, but that is the good thing about Hot Yoga; it is a rewarding challenge. It’s called a practice for a reason.

It builds strength in every muscle group.

This can help runners, and people with back problems. It also provides stress relief. The muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, organs, glands, tissues, bones and fascia are all massaged and stimulated in Hot Yoga.

You will sleep better and be happier.

All the tension and toxins released after Hot Yoga with the humid heat and the stretches provide sleep and happiness. The added flexibility and strength to your body may also be accompanied by weight loss.

Hot Yoga is an intense experience that many people choose for the increased flexibility, toned muscles, and overall health & well-being. We offer a wide variety of Tampa hot yoga classes.