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.
Hot Vinyasa Yoga
Hot Vinyasa Yoga is practiced in a heated room (90-95 degrees) and is suited for all levels. As a result of the heat your muscles ease through their full range of motion, You must use your inner voice to know not to push muscles beyond their limits. Heat improves circulation, metabolism and strengthens the cardiovascular system. As a result of the heat, your body sweats, which aids in detoxifying the body and rejuvenates the skin.
What is Vinyasa Yoga? Vinyasa is the Sanskrit term for flow and refers to alignment of breath and movement to create a dynamic, flowing form of yoga. During practice you will hold postures for a specific number of breaths before moving on to the next pose. Vinyasa also refers to the movements or series of movements done between each posture in the series. Body alignment is not emphasized as it is in traditional Hatha yoga. However, corrections and/or modifications will be offered during class as needed.
Hot Vinyasa Etiquette:
- Bring your mat, large towel and WATER. Mats are available to rent if needed.
- Arrive early. Getting to class ten minutes early can help you settle in and align your attitude with the purpose of the class.
- No students will be allowed to enter class late. This ensures your own safety and avoids disrupting the students and teacher of the class in progress.
- Avoid eating two to three hours prior to class. Practicing on a full stomach may result in cramps, nausea or vomiting, especially in twists, deep forward bends or inversions. Digesting food also takes energy so you may feel lethargic before or during class.
- Communicate injuries or special needs before class. Let your instructor know of any health concerns or injuries and skip postures that may exacerbate your injury or try a modified version.
- Arrive clean and free of scents that might distract or offend others.
- Don’t push it. Avoid comparing your practice to another’s. Do what you can without straining or injuring yourself. You will go farther faster by taking a loving attitude toward yourself and work from where you are rather than from where you think you should be.
A KundaFlow™ session is organized to:
Tap In with fluid warming stretches, Tune In by directing the mind to one point, Turn On Kundalini, a primal energy seated within and sourced through specific directives to ignite and deliver you to a desired energetic state.
The break down inside of 75 minutes:
25min – customized hatha flow
5min – silent meditation
45min – Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan®
In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and direct the invoked energies. This technology is taught in a precise kriya format that combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood.
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.