If you are looking for hot yoga Parramatta then our studio might be a perfect fit. This modern form of yoga has taken the world by storm and is fast becoming the most popular form of yoga around. Traditional yoga can be quite “slow” but hot yoga is very different.
In the 1970’s a very well renowned yogi invented a new style of yoga that he named after himself. He called it Bikram yoga and it was aimed at giving novices a better experience of yoga.
One of the main features of this new form of yoga was that it took place in a very hot room – we are talking sauna hot!
These hot conditions are by design and are based on many theories about how the hot conditions can help. While these theories have drawn a lot of support and criticism, the fact remains that people absolutely love hot yoga – especially here in Parramatta.
What is Hot Yoga?
The formal form of hot yoga is called Bikram yoga and follows a very strict process and procedure as originally outlined by Bikram Choudhury. Bikram instructors need to be certified and they will all follow the very strict guidelines when conducting classes.
Because of that many yoga studios have adapted this and because they do things slightly different and do not want to be restricted by Bikram they now have their own forms of Bikram. Since its not following the guidelines it can’t be called Bikram yoga so it is just called hot yoga.
Hot yoga is very similar to Bikram and often is exactly the same. Essentially it is a form of Hatha yoga which is a traditional yoga made up of a series of 26 set poses accompanied by breathing exercises. The twist is that this all takes place in a 105 degree room! And the class usually lasts for about 90 minutes.
Why Hot Yoga?
Hot yoga is a very low impact exercise which makes it ideal for anyone who has any sort of injury or even just for people who hate exercises like running. The hot conditions are said to have a lot of benefits – the most obvious being that it really gets your heart rate up.
A hot yoga session will leave you feeling like you had a proper workout – without the aches and pains. A common response after a hot yoga session is that it leaves you feeling refreshed. This is mainly because of all the sweating.
The idea of the hot room and sweating is to help you eliminate toxins. The hot conditions demand a massive water intake during the 90 minute sessions which also helps a lot with this process of eliminating toxins.
Here are some of the main benefits of hot yoga:
- Burn more calories: the hot conditions leads to an increased heart rate which helps you burn more calories and eventually helps you lose weight.
- Increase blood flow to your arms and legs helping to improve circulations
- Improve muscle tone and flexibility
- Great stress reliever: the hot conditions and excellent breathing exercises will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed.
If you are thinking of doing hot yoga in Parramatta then we would love to have you at our studio. We have a bustling group of enthusiastic people and the classes are a lot of fun.
Be sure to clear this with your doctor as certain pre-existing conditions are not recommended when doing hot yoga. It is also not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or suffers from asthma.
Make sure you bring a lot of water and a big towel. You will also need to bring your own yoga mat. We recommend a mat that is large enough for you as you will be doing a lot of sweating. If it’s your first visit, please be there well before the class starts so you can familiarize yourself with what’s about to happen.
Your first hot yoga class will probably not be what you expect it to be. It is very different and for many its a bit of a shock to the system. We strongly encourage you to stick with it. Most students only really start catching on after their second or third class.
The long term benefits of hot yoga is amazing and once you get hooked you will really start seeing some big changes in both the way you look and the way you feel.