Why do hot yoga at the Nest?
We believe that yoga is a movement practice that can be beneficial to many people on many levels. Here are some of the reasons that we think you will benefit and enjoy practicing yoga with us.
- our teachers are trained, professional and helpful
- the small class environment allows us to offer specific modifications and attention to each student based on their needs
- our hot classes are between 36-38 degrees C which offers an opportunity to sweat and warm up to your bones
- we offer a variety of styles: Warm Yin, Beginners, Moksha-inspired, Hatha and Vinyasa
- we encourage students to take the classes at their own pace, apply modifications as needed and take breaks throughout the class
- we offer class instruction to encourage a mind body connection. This connection helps us know ourselves better which leads to increased self trust and a desire to care for ourselves
- we offer a reliable consistent schedule of classes with the ability to reserve your place in the class ahead of time
- we have a variety of props to make the postures more accessible and comfortable
- the studio is kept clean and tidy using environmentally friendly products
Why hot yoga?
The addition of heat to a yoga practice increases the benefits of the practice. The careful application of heat and humidity has the following benefits:
- sweating opens your pores and allows your skin to shed dirt that builds up leaving you with more glowing radiant skin
- being warm adds to an overall sense of relaxation and well being
- being in the heat increases your pulse rate and metabolism
- A study from Eberhard Karls University Tubingen in Germany suggests that human perspiration contains a naturally occurring antimicrobial peptide called dermcidin, which has been proven to fight tuberculosis germs and other dangerous pathogens
- group exercise boosts the bodies "feel good" hormones known as endorphins
- Research from the University of Washington found that regular exercisers sweat out salt and tend to retain calcium in their bones, rather than having them — salt and calcium — go into the kidneys and urine where stones form. Frequent sweaters also tend to drink more water and fluids, which is another stone prevention mechanism.
- increased heat helps boost your circulation delivering rich oxygenated blood to all your body parts
- the increased heat turns yoga into a cardio vascular exercise improving the health of your heart
- added heat creates a form of stress on the body and mind which challenges us to remain calm and focused during the practice. During hot yoga we practice techniques that help us recognize and deal with stress which is beneficial on and off the mat
- heat helps sore and tight muscles relax