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It's already hot and humid enough where I live. Being 59, I'm probably not the best candidate for the class anyway.
This is something i would really like to try
I had a pretty bad injury involving my hip flexor for over 2 years, which also effected my lower back. I went to physical therapy, had chiropractic work done on me and sports messages. Although they made me feel a little better, but the injuries were still there. I have come to The Hot Yoga Center for about 6 weeks now and I absolutely love it. My injuries have pretty much vanished, my flexibility has improved dramatically and I feel absolutely amazing!
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I love YOGA and IhHope that somebody will find this helpful.
I was always considered fat and felt weak all the time. I tried some crazy diets and exercises, but it was all too hard for me to keep up, so eventually, I gave up. One day I saw on the internet a particularly intriguing program called yoga burn, and it got my attention. So I gave it a try, and so far I've been using it for almost 3 months and I've never felt more satisfied. I feel like I'm gaining on my energy and started losing considerable amounts of weight. This program is just the miracle I needed, and the yoga exercises are just plain and simple, easy to understand and very effective. Instead of throwing fortunes on special diets and workouts, try this inexpensive and affordable yoga program, and start becoming attractive and confident.
No thanks, I sweat enough in non-heated classes.
I am a big fan o yoga and here is the proof my blog - http://nerdsforyoga.wordpress.com
I have seen hundreds whose life changed once they started to practice yoga. It was literally a transformation
Dont have any doubts guys, practice yourself and see the positive changes. Guranteed!
I would love to try it!
i have started practicing breathing exercises for some time and i can immediately feel the positive affects that they have on me. I am just too happy to have started practicing them
I left a message on August 29, 2013...saying I love it and I still do! Only difference is I have now been doing it for 5 years 3/5 times a week....I have never felt better...looked better or been happier...Everything I do, I do better because of Bikram Yoga...however I will say this article is not a very good article regarding the practice...some weird things that I don't agree and some things that just are incorrect...and also Ichbindoof is absolutely correct...there are many styles and opinions regarding yoga out there...you may not find your yoga in the first room you go in but it is definitely worth finding the yoga that works for you...and Ethelmerz, no Yoga is a fad.....as we age our body needs movement and yoga is beautiful on the body...also been around Centuries....namaste.
Congrats on trying Hot Yoga, I think that the instructor makes or breaks the class. If you don't like the class try finding another instructor.
I didn't like the time I spent in the ER, trying it, but at least I found out it isn't for me, another yuppie fad put to rest.
I tried it a while back and didn't like it, too "messy" for me. I enjoy other yoga classes though.
Florida is hot and humid enough for me to deal with. I would like to try it for balance. I am getting old and need to work on it some.
I teach Hot Vinyasa Power Yoga. I find it frustrating to be lumped in with Bikram yoga as what I teach is no where close to Bikram- but as commented on previously there is no need to go into discussion here, just be aware that yoga can take many different forms and if you didn't like one chances are there's something else that may suit you instead.
You may find it beneficial to try out a few different studios as every studio has a different vibe and slightly different style. Personally I think there are benefits to practicing hot and cold yoga and practice both. I personally like 90-95 degrees as I like to flow and move more I practice and teach at several studios and the difference between each studios culture and style is very drastic.
I get alot of people that tell me it's ridiculous and unsafe ect. to practice in the heat- I say you can't slam it if you haven't given it a fair chance. I personally don't like to practice over 100 degrees- I study exercise science and am certified as a 500RYT- heat can be beneficial you just have to be smart about it. Most people's yoga issues come from improper breathing and improper form. Sadly, there are alot of teachers that don't understand form but we won't go there. For the record, I have been teaching for almost 5 years and have yet to have a student injure themselves, throw up, or pass out in class or due to class.
Liza, I am glad you gave the class a shot. Try other studios and do research. Your article is pretty light on the surface and there maybe some facts you aren't aware of yet. The world of yoga is huge and it's hard to get a big enough grasp to write an article after just one class. Feel free to message me if you have questions
I went to Baron Baptiste's hot yoga class when I was in Philadelphia for a weekend training where he was hosting my teacher, Gary Kraftsow, who is at the forefront of the yoga therapy movement. I liked Baron, a very nice guy, but I hated with a passion this "hot" yoga. I immediately got a headache from the heaters located near the ceiling, aimed at our heads. Flow, or Vinyasa (step-by-step) yoga was not invented by Patabhi Jois or Bikram, and the origin of its development is not necessary for this conversation. Suffice it to say that different types of yoga will fit different types of people. You must research yoga classes to find the right one for you. Vinyasa yoga is cardiovascular and is a heck of a good workout, but you don't need to do it in an overheated room to get your muscles warm from the workout it will give you.
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