Benefits of Hot Yoga
Hot yoga is practiced in a heated environment between 90°F. and 102°F. depending on the class. According to published literature, hot yoga has been shown to improve body strength, range of motion (flexibility), and balance in healthy adults. In some populations, it may improve glucose tolerance, bone mineral density, blood lipid profile, arterial stiffness, mindfulness, and perceived stress.
What are the benefits of hot yoga?
Improved metabolism, weight management, a more youthful appearance, improved digestion and circulation, enhanced focus, a calmer mind... These are just a few of the immediate benefits of any of our hot yoga modalities. With consistent practice, hot yoga restores vital balance and optimal health. We offer a variety of hot yoga modalities, which can reduce many symptoms of chronic ailments and diseases. Physical, mental, and spiritual harmony—that "yoga buzz"—will be more readily felt in all areas of the practitioner's life.
Why is the room heated?
Shri Yoga uses state-of-the-art technology to regulate the yoga room to a temperature of 85°F to 95°F, depending on the class. This combination of passive heat, fresh air flow, and humidity enhances circulation, helps prevent injury, warms the muscles, and allows for a deeper release within the body. Sweat is good! You'll quickly grow to love yoga in a properly warmed room, as well as the many health benefits it safely and effectively offers all doshas (body types) year round.
What should I expect during my first class?
First time students are always welcome! Classes are open to all levels. All Shri Yoga Classes are thriving retreats that greet practitioners with a sense of community, diversity, and integrity. We encourage you to pace yourself and have fun. The rewards of hot yoga happen just by "showing up."
Please bring a mat, large towel and water. (Towels are available.)
> Drink plenty of water before and after class. It's important to arrive 20 minutes early to register and meet your instructor before your first class.
How does my practice progress?
For best results, aim to finish your first 10 classes in 4 weeks. You will build strength, stamina, focus, and flexibility incrementally . Workshops, private lessons, special guest teachers, and periodic Hot Yoga Challenges are offered to keep your practice interesting and evolving. Shri Yoga offers a variety of yoga styles appropriate for a range of experience, age, and fitness levels.
How often should I practice hot yoga?
If you come 1-2 times a week, we promise you'll feel good. At 3-4 times a week, you'll develop more awareness and experience more rapid physical, mental, and spiritual changes. For life-changing results, practice 5-6 times a week.
How does hot yoga differ from other yogas?
All yoga taught and practiced with integrity is good. Practice when you can, where you can. That said, Shri Yoga is a unique opportunity for practitioners to experience the evolution of hot yoga—a lineage that began in Calcutta, India and has descended through the masters for centuries. Shri Yoga respects this lineage. We also encourage practitioners to vary postures and sequences in a moderately heated and properly humidified environment. All bodies are not the same;compression and tension points differ from person-to-person, so modifications are given by our trained instructors to prevent injury and to help you make progress when necessary. Appropriate music to further encourage release in body and soul is played at Shri. We encourage you to experience the difference for yourself!
So where do I begin?
Level 1 and 2 classes are suitable for all levels. You rest when you need to and make progress by honoring your body. Feel free to stop by or call ahead to have any your questions answered by our friendly and knowledgeable staff.