Hot 90 (Bikram) – 90 Minute Beginners Class in 105 degree room
This class is available to all body types and all levels of understanding. Hot Yoga builds an unshakable foundation for life and therapeutically works every system of your body. Practice this twenty-six posture beginning yoga set, to systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body. Through the practice every organ and every fiber of your body is revitalized.
Hot Yoga systematically restores all your systems to healthy working order, just as nature intended. Students experience proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, and a sense of well being that automatically follows. You will experience the science of this set in the way you experience your body, mind and spirit after class is complete. Hot Yoga is scientifically designed to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body. This strengthening prevents illness and injury, promotes weight loss, and limits the effects of aging.
In addition, this series combines concentration, patience, determination, faith and self-control which increases mental clarity and reduces stress. We also do the yoga in a heated room. The heat especially helps to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and it cleanses the body by flushing toxins.
Most noteworthy is consistency yields greater results. Therefore, we recommend a minimum of 3 classes a week to create change in your mind, body and energy.
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga. This is a great practice for students at any level of practice. Yang style emphasizes internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. In contrast Yin generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any form of yoga. However, Yin Yoga directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissue (yang style). As a result, Yin Yoga targets your connective tissue. Expect to reach the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not treated in more active styles of asana practice.
Initially this style of yoga can seem boring, passive, or soft, but Yin practice can be quite challenging! You will experience this challenge when you engage in the long duration of the poses. Your instructor will hold the postures from one to twenty minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. Experience this yourself to really understand what Yin Yoga is about. Once you have experienced it, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.