Why the heat?
- The heat warms the muscles making them more elastic and allowing for greater flexibility with less chance of injury.
- Allows for greater range of motion in the joints.
- Helps achieve a deeper stretch.
- Promotes sweating, which flushes toxins from the body using the body’s largest elimination organ, the skin.
- Burns fat & calories.
- Builds stamina.
- Creates a cardiovascular workout (heart & lungs).
- Heat dilates capillaries, which allows more oxygen to muscles, tissues, glands and organs–promoting the removal of waste.
- Promotes a strong, healthy immune system.
How often should I practice?
A consistent practice is best. Bikram yoga can be practiced every single day if desired. So come as often as you can to experience the most benefit.
I'm too old
You are never too old to practice yoga and begin again. “It’s never too late, it’s never too bad, and you’re never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram Choudhury.
I'm too young
Anyone with fully developed sweat glands can safely practice Bikram yoga.
I'm not flexible
You don’t have to be flexible to start. The heat penetrates deep into your muscles to facilitate deep, safe stretching. The heat makes your muscles, tendons and joints more elastic, allowing for more flexibility and range of motion.
I don't like the heat
Know you’re not alone! Through regular practice you will learn to not just tolerate the heat but how to use it to develop your flexibility, strength, and endurance.
We have a special class for moms-to-be! Our Prenatal Fit class is perfect for those who have never done hot yoga, or any yoga, before. Done in an unheated room, this gentle class will help you keep limber, tone your muscles, and prepare you for your upcoming birth process and motherhood. No experience is necessary and is appropriate after your first trimester.
Our teachers are trained to provide modifications and alternate poses during our regular Hot 90 & Hot 50 classes. Always consult with your physician, but most women can practice hot yoga when they are pregnant. A regular hot yoga practice can make your pregnancy and labor easier than you expect. And learning how to breathe when you are in an uncomfortable position in the yoga studio can be an invaluable tool in the labor room. If you’ve never tried hot yoga, wait until the end of your first trimester to start. If you have a regular practice, keep it up! Rajashree Choudhury developed a pregnancy-modified Bikram/hot yoga class and we recommend the DVD for all of our pregnant yogis to watch and learn. You can purchase this DVD at the studio.
I have an injury
Instructors can provide modifications specific to your injury. The heat and therapeutic stretching in Bikram yoga can help speed the healing process and lessen the tightness that often occurs after healing. Please let your instructor know of your injury so they can assist you as needed throughout the class.
Should I practice while I'm sick?
If you have a cold, the flu, etc., especially when accompanied by a cough and/or sneezing, we ask that you wait until you are better to return to class. Please do this out of the respect for your fellow classmates.
I feel uncomfortable with spirituality commonly associated with yoga
Bikram yoga is not a religion, a diet, or a deprivation. With the regular practice of yoga you might find your mind to be calmer and more in tune with your body. That’s the natural tendency in yoga practice. Nothing is expected of you except trying your best with what you have today.
Do you have childcare?
Not at this time.