I am totally inflexible. Will I be able to do this class? Yes. The majority of people are either inflexible or gradually become inflexible over time. Muscles and joints stiffen from lack of use, which often occurs as we get older. Many jobs require long hours of sitting or bending. This can compress and disfigure the spine while causing muscles to conform to this incorrect alignment. Yoga helps to alleviate this stiffness and creates flexibility, keeping the spine supple and in correct alignment. If you are not very flexible, that’s more reason to begin doing yoga, especially in a heated room. No matter what your level of flexibility, you will gradually begin to lengthen your muscles and increase your body's range of motion.
Do I have to be "in shape" to do this class? No. No matter your fitness level, a regular yoga practice will help to strengthen, tone and reshape your body. There is no prerequisite for being in shape to do yoga, come as you are!
How many calories does one yoga class burn? Health professionals have estimated between 400-1200 calories are burned per class.
How many times a week should I practice? For maximum benefits, yoga should be practiced a minimum of 3 to 4 times per week if possible. It’s especially beneficial to practice yoga as much as you can as a beginner. This will help your muscles develop muscle memory. Each time a class is taken muscles are built and conditioned and your skeletal structure is properly aligned. The more you practice, the more your body will adapt to the heat.
The more you practice, the more transformation you’ll see. Some people practice twice per day, but there’s really no limit. Just be sure to rehydrate yourself appropriately. The average student practice between 3-5 times per week.
How hot does the studio really get? The temperature is 105 and humidity 40%. This combination is ideal to promote flexibility and puts the body at an optimal state to receive the maximum benefits from the yoga. The sweat not only quickly and efficiently detoxifies the body, but also keeps the body from overheating.
Why is the room so hot? Benefits of heat include:
The heat makes muscles more elastic and pliable which allows for deeper, safer stretching
The heat helps you sweat; sweating detoxifies your body by flushing toxins from your blood and metabolic waste from your muscles
The heat enhances blood and oxygen that is delivered to the muscles, the joints, and the endocrine, thyroid and lymphatic systems bringing natural healing and balance back in to your body
The heat speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.
The heat thins the blood, increasing the heart rate for an excellent cardiovascular workout
And last but not least, it feels really good to just let the sweat pour out of you!
How long will it take before I see results? It does not take long to see the results of yoga, whether it's physical or mental. Keep in mind, everybody is different and unique and results can vary accordingly. The key is consistency in your practice and maintaining what is realistic for you.
What if I have a health condition? Many health conditions have been improved through regular yoga practice. It is not uncommon for many ailments to be cured all together. In fact, some doctors now prescribe yoga as a form of physical therapy. Some yogis say that if a health condition is present, yoga should be done everyday until the condition has cleared. Remember yoga heals and strengthens the body and its systems, and is especially beneficial to the immune system. Additionally, we reccommend consulting with your health practitioner if you have a health condition.
Can I practice in the heat if I’m pregnant or have a heart condition? Consult with your doctor first. Our waiver stipulates that all who practice have been examined by a physician within the past six months.