WHAT IS HOT YOGA?
Yoga can be anything you need it to be.
It can be your Zen. Or it can be your work-out. It can be your way of life.
The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language and is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. It is a derivation of the word yuj, which means yoking, as in a team of oxen. In contemporary practice, this is often interpreted as meaning union, to unite, to integrate.
Yoga is said to be for the purpose of harmonizing or uniting the mind, body, and spirit through the means of various breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas) and meditation (dhyana).
WHY HOT YOGA?
At DHY, we heat the room to between 95-105 degrees and 40% humidity to accelerate the benefits of your yoga practice. You will sweat a lot during class, so stay hydrated by drinking 8-16 ounces of water 45 minutes before class. Our infrared heating panels warm your muscles, tendons and connective tissue allowing you to safely stretch, strengthen and lengthen. The heat accelerates your heart rate so you will gain cardiovascular benefits as well. The heat will make you sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and impurities from the body. It also speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids which can assist weight loss.
YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE!
- If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Approach it with an open mind.
- Yoga is a journey, not a destination. You don’t have to be flexible to practice yoga.
- Yoga can be an athletic challenging experience or it can be a gentle form of exercise, it may change depending on the day and how you are feeling. It is your practice every time you show up on your mat.
- Yoga will allow you to explore your body, connect your mind, body and spirit and through this process, you will live a happier, more fulfilled life.
BENEFITS OF YOGA:
- Feel fitter and be more energetic
- Be happier and peaceful
- Increases: cardiovascular efficiency, respiratory efficiency, breath-holding time, strength, resiliency, endurance, energy level, immunity, grip strength, musculo-skeletal flexibility and joint range of motion, self-acceptance, social skills, subjective well-being
- Decreases: pulse rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, pain, anxiety and depression, hostility, glucose, sodium, total cholesterol
- Improves: reaction time, balance, steadiness, posture, integrated functioning of body parts, sleep, eye-hand coordination, dexterity skill, depth perception, excretory functions, mood, memory, attention, learning efficiency
- Normalizes: weight, gastrointestinal and endocrine functions