HOT YOGA NOTTINGHAM QUESTIONS

WHY HOT YOGA?

Hot Yoga attracts people because of the unique heat element and because of the set sequence of postures. Hot Yoga is a Yoga that’s practiced in a room heated to 38 degree Celsius while most Yoga styles are practiced in normal room temperature. Heat helps by promoting sweat faster than other styles of Yoga especially for beginners. A set sequence allows your body to gradually adjust and eventually get deeper into the postures. Hot Yoga poses are mostly static with rest in between suitable for all levels particularly for beginners.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE HEAT?

Heat in the room helps by promoting more sweat and thus flushing toxins from your body. Heat also helps loosening up tendons and ligaments in your body allowing you to get deeper into postures and prevent injuries. The heated environment helps to raise your heart rate, which in turn means you burn more calories.

HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER MY FIRST COUPLE OF HOT YOGA CLASSES?

The first class, for most beginners, is generally challenging. This is because you are not used to the temperature in the room. It usually takes 2-3 classes for you to adjust your body to the room temperature and enjoy the heat. In the heated yoga room, your body needs adequate water to allow perspiration to release heat from the body. It is estimated that one needs around 1.5 litres to allow for a comfortable 60-minute Hot Yoga class.

You might also feel sore or stiff the day after your first class. Don’t worry about this too much or let it keep you from coming back. Even if you feel stiff and sore, you can practice Hot Yoga. In fact, the feeling will generally go away once you warm up. This is because your body starts expelling lactic acids by profuse sweating.

WILL HOT YOGA HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?

Yes, the use of breath and heat (created by internal and external sources) combining with yoga poses increases heart rate, metabolism, stimulates elimination, and reduces food cravings. It is estimated that you will burn in between 400-700 kcal per 90-minute Yoga class. Many Hot Yoga poses work all muscles and burn fat resulting in a toner and stronger body.

HOT YOGA NOTTINGHAM FIRST TIMER QUESTIONS

IS YOGA ONLY FOR FLEXIBLE PEOPLE?

No, not at all; yoga lessons are even highly recommended when you are somewhat inflexible. Yoga poses increase flexibility in all parts of your body which enables oxygen to reach deeper into joints, ligaments, and into overall blood circulation.

COMING EARLY FOR 1ST CLASS?

As a first-timer it is best to take ample time to get registered, choose your preferred type of membership, check in for a yoga class, get water, find your way around, take off your shoes, put on your yoga-outfit and start the class relaxed and ready.

PREPARING BEFORE A HOT YOGA CLASS?

Drink enough water throughout the day (stay hydrated) and come with an empty stomach. Try to refrain from eating for at least two hours before class.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Wear comfortable clothing in which you can move freely and breath easily. It is also practical to wear light clothing, as you’ll sweat.  At Hot Yoga Nottingham we have clothing items for sale if you are interested.

HOT YOGA NOTTINGHAM HEALTH & BODY QUESTIONS

CAN YOGA HELP INSOMNIA?

Yes. The physical exertion and mental concentration of Yoga helps to relax your body and reduce stress.

WHY DO SOME PEOPLE FEEL DIZZY?

Possibly not breathing properly or not drinking enough water; eating too much before class or not eaten for a long time and having low blood sugar. Pace your practice and remind yourself to breath deeply through the class will help release the dizziness.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

First consult your physician. Listen to your body and don’t push too hard in any of the Hot Yoga poses the first couple of classes. Yoga poses that one should be more cautious with include back-bending, standing bow pulling, cobra, balancing stick, locust and camel.

ASTHMA, EMPHYSEMA OR BRONCHITIS?

Yes, Hot Yoga can be good for you in several ways. It is done in a warm room which promotes the relaxation of your muscles and nerves. Furthermore it is the type of exercise that you can do with as little or as much intensity as appropriate for your needs.

HOT YOGA WHILE PREGNANT?

As pregnancy is a delicate time for mothers-to-be, a time where special care and attention is needed, we recommend you to check in with your teacher for personal advice.