What Is Hot Yoga ?
A. Hot Yoga is a series of posture and breathing exercises performed in a heated room. The heat allows the body to stretch and compress more deeply, minimising the risk of injury or strain. The heart, lungs and circulatory system are required to work harder, giving you a great cardiovascular workout. The warmth aids sweating and thereby giving you the added benefit of a detox.
Why the heat ?
A. The heated studio allows muscles to stretch further and because your muscles are warm, you are at less risk of injury. By inducing sweating, toxins are emitted from your body leaving you feeling deeply cleansed, relaxed, fully rejuvenated and ready to tackle whatever life throws at you.
Am I fit enough to attend ?
A. Anyone with any level of fitness can attend any class, however be prepared to work hard, sweat a lot and feel like you've worked every cell, nerve, muscle, bone, tendon and ligament in the body. There's a great relaxation part at the end, which will feel so worth it.
Do I need to be flexible ? I can't even touch my toes !
A. You don't need to be flexible - that's one of the many things Hot Yoga will help to improve. The more you practice, the better you will be.
What should I wear ?
A. Please wear something that is comfortable to the class. Women usually wear shorts or leggings with crop or vest top and guys tend to wear shorts, some with and some without a top.
What should i bring to class ?
A. Please bring a mat if you have one ( we do have some to lend to clients if required). We do also have a range of mats to purchase in reception. Please also bring a large towel and water with you. We do have bottle water to purchase should you forget yours.
Are there changing facilities and showers ?
A. We have recently reopened the shower and changing room facilities for our clients to use. These are located upstairs at our Cannock studio.
I am pregnant, can I take a class ?
A. There are many styles of yoga that are suitable for pregnant ladies but unfortunately, Hot Yoga classes are not advised.
Can any age attend ?
A. The minimum age is 16 years old to practice in the heat. There is no upper age limit and our clients are from all different age groups. The body's heat regulatory system is still developing up to the age of 16, for this reason we cannot accept children under 16. Young adults aged 16-18 years old should attend with an adult.
Are there any other times I should avoid class?
A. If you are very dehydrated or suffering from any cold or flu like symptoms. All new clients are asked to complete a brief health questionnaire prior to taking class. There may also be circumstances whereby it may be inadvisable to practice. If you have any concerns or would like further clarification please contact us.