This Bikram style posture class is for all levels (even if you have never practiced any type of yoga posture class before).
Practicing in the heat is beneficial because it
Helps warm up muscles for safer stretching.
Facilitates detoxification through sweating.
Dilates the blood vessels to improve oxygen circulation.
Heated Hatha Yoga Class
Saying that you are too inflexible, too weak, too stressed, or too unfocused to take a class is like saying you are too dirty to take a shower. Those are great reasons to show up for class.
Class includes a sequence of postures that are not only beneficial for improving strength, flexibility, and concentration..
These postures can positively affect all systems (respiratory system, digestive system etc..) of your body to help heal chronic ailments and support overall well-being.
This class can help with
Relief from rheumatoid arthritis pain and general joint pain
Relief from back pain
Relief from tight muscles (hips, shoulders, hamstrings)
Strengthen weak areas
Support emotional balance
Support mental clarity
How to prepare for class:
Drink a lot of water before class.
If you have a mat, bring your own mat, otherwise you can rent one at the studio.
Bring a large towel to place over the mat to prevent slipping on the mat.
Posture alignment is more important than posture depth. Don't worry how far you can stretch.
Don't worry what other practitioner's postures are like (you do not know how long they have been practicing, what injuries they may have, etc...)
Just focus on doing your best.
It is helpful to focus on your posture alignment and your breathing.
By showing up hydrated, you may feel more comfortable to just focus on your breathing without the worry of trying to hydrate during the practice.
Drink a lot of water throughout the day after class.
Mixing an electrolyte supplement into the water can help replenish electrolytes.
Please ask if you have questions about the postures or breathing exercises.
Masks are Not recommended for the practice.
Practitioners will Not be forced to wear a mask.
Practitioners will Not be asked what their vaccine status is in order to take class.
If you are not feeling well, please skip class until you are feeling better.
The studio is cleaned well, regularly.