Hot Yoga?


paradise-lover
on Apr 23, 2013 @ 11:42 am

I'm thinking of trying hot yoga/bikram yoga. Thoughts?
 


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melissakj
It's great! on Apr 24, 2013 @ 01:35 pm

If you've never done hot yoga before it can be a bit of an adjustment from hatha yoga or no yoga at all, but it's really invigorating.
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TigerLilly
Depends on May 26, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

For me it depends on the type of hot yoga. I've been to a few different hot yoga classes and they can be different - different "hot" temperatures, humidity, types of poses, instructors, etc. Some people think Bikram is the same as hot yoga but Bikram is actually a type of hot yoga. Bikram should have a set temperature and you should go through the same series of poses which should take about 1.5 hrs. I personally don't like Bikram as it's a bit too hot and too long for me. Other hot yoga classes aren't necessarily "Bikram yoga", they're just yoga classes that happen to be in a heated room. I prefer ones that are not as hot as Bikram yoga and only an hour because it's intense. Though overall I prefer non-hot yoga.

My advice is be prepared to sweat. Hydrate before and bring water. You'll also need 2 - 3 towels. 1 for your mat so you don't slip, 1 to wipe the sweat from your face and 1 to shower if you decide to shower there. The first time I went with only one towel and that was a mistake.

If you haven't done it I'd say give it a try. Some people really like it.
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lovelydays
Not Sure on May 27, 2013 @ 11:31 am

I've personally never tried it, but I've heard a lot about it. I have friends that love it, and friends that can't stand it. I think it just depends on whether or not you can tolerate the heat!
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