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Friday, February 10th, 2017
Valentines 2 for 1
Bring a loved one along to any of our classes on 14th February, and enjoy 2 places for the price of 1!
We don’t mind if you bring a friend, family member or partner, everyone is welcome!
Come along and help us spread the love this Valentines Day!
Click the link below to see our full schedule and book your place:
We look forward to seeing you on the mat!
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
What is Hot Yoga?
We are frequently asked the question;
“What is Hot Yoga?’
This is a great question which we are always happy to answer, quite simply put, Hot Yoga is a yoga class which is held in a heated studio.
Yoga schools have different views on what is the optimum temperature for a Hot Yoga class, with temperatures varying from mid 20s to as much as 42C in some places.
At Hot Yoga Edinburgh we heat the studio to 26-28C for daytime classes, and 35-37C for evening classes. The reasons for these temperatures are as follows:
In the early morning and daytime we want to leave students feeling energised and ready for the rest of their day, we don’t want to send them back to work feeling sluggish. We feel that a Warm Yoga class will allow students to relax and stretch the muscles without leaving them feeling too exhausted or sweaty.
In the evening we heat the room to a higher temperature, which increases the cardio workout and makes students likely to sweat more. This allows them to leave the studio feeling relaxed and ready for a good nights’ sleep.
There are many benefits to practising Yoga in a warm environment, the heat allows tight muscles to stretch a little more easily, although we place a strong emphasis on staying within safe limits, and only going as far as feels safe for the body on that day. Our teachers give clear instructions and offer modifications to poses to allow each student to find their own maximum stretch.
The increased cardio workout is very good for the body, increasing the challenge for the body. Practicing safely in a hot room can also be very calming for the mind, and can help the student to deeply relax in the final Savasana (the relaxation pose at the end of each class). Our infra red heat panels are suspended from the ceiling, and radiate a gentle, all-encompassing heat which was described by one of our students as a ‘warm hug’, which feels wonderful during these cold winter months.
Our custom-designed air exchange system monitors CO2 levels in the studio and keeps the air clean and fresh throughout even the busiest classes, so the studio never feels stuffy.
We advise students to drink plenty of water before, during and after their practice, and this increased water intake is very beneficial to the body. Having practiced yoga in non-heated spaces in the past, we find that practising in a warm environment brings a little some extra to an already wonderful experience, why don’t you come along and try out a class for yourself?