Men are happily surprised by the challenge presented by Afterglow’s classes and also pleased with the results. A regular practice can not only alleviate stiffness and increase mobility but builds muscle and helps to shed pounds that take a toll on the body. Energize, reverse age-related symptoms, speed healing and increase bone density with a regular practice at Afterglow Hot Yoga.
Afterglow’s High Intensity Training classes (Afterburn, Hot Core Fusion) offer an extreme energy expenditure opportunity that triggers your stress response to swiftly kick in and put your body in a survival mode. This will improve energy utilization efficiency, repair activities, and resistance to stress. In addition, your body switches from carbohydrate to fat fueling, and energy is shifted from storage to expenditure. Fat oxidation increases and fat synthesis is inhibited, so the result is decreased body fat, reduced inflammation, and improved immune functions.
A nice complement to all athletic endeavors, the Hot 90/50 postures create a complete workout, including cardio, increasing strength and flexibility without pounding the spinal column or other joints of the body. By the end of class you will not only have cleansed your body of toxins, but you will have worked every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, internal organ and gland while systematically delivering oxygenated blood to 100% of your body.
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Our classes are heated and although that may sound unendurable to you, it is actually helpful. It is not like a sauna–we have humidity pumped in through a state-of-the-art ventilation system including continuous air exchange. Once you make up your mind to endure, it is a wonderful relief to surrender to the hot room. Once you try it for yourself, you’ll understand. You just have to get past hating it first.
Practicing in a heated room has multiple benefits, such as increased flexibility and help in flushing toxins out of the body, not to mention quick weight loss. Tolerating the heat is really an athletic challenge–you will build endurance and stamina as well. It is a non-competitive sport, so no one will be looking at you, focus instead on yourself.
Our Hot 90 and 50 minute classes will be the same postures each time, in 105 degrees. Our vinyasa and hot barre classes will have different poses and are held in 90-95 degrees. Each posture is hard work, and you may get very tired, you just keep trying and exert your best effort. It’s okay to kneel or lie down until you feel more balanced.
Regular practitioners feel less stressed and more in control of their time–with a laser beam focus and mental clarity. There is an empowerment that comes from knowing you are more in control of your health and overall well-being. If you can commit to a regular Afterglow Hot Yoga practice, you can do anything. Your posture will improve and you will become physically stronger and begin to carry your body differently. You will even find that you want to eat better–your body naturally craves healthier foods and you will drink more water in preparation for class.
After just a few sessions, your skin will be clearer, you’ll feel more energetic, you’ll be able to sleep better; there will be noticeable changes in your body. It will aid in weight loss, healing and repair of injuries, and best of all, peace of mind. Pretty soon you’ll be craving that blissful feeling more and more.