Different to a regular yoga class, hot yoga is the practice of set positions and breathing exercises done in a 36 degree-heated studio.
Though the added element of heat sounds like a daunting addition to the practice of yoga (which at its most dynamic can be very challenging), the high temperature is extremely beneficial to the body in many ways. Firstly, sweating throughout the class will detoxify your skin as impurities are flushed out. The heat also elevates heart rate and warms the muscles, allowing those practising to go more deeply into stretches. Lastly, exercising in heat relaxes the body, improves quality and consistency of breathing, and helps to keep the mind focussed.
Practising hot yoga regularly is great for weight maintenance and toning, as well as improving the function of your respiratory system and increasing circulation throughout the body. Like all types of yoga, hot yoga is also great for calming the mind, aiding sleep and reducing stress.
All hot yoga teachers at Fitness First are expertly trained and offer the highest level of teaching. We advise that all participants come to hot yoga classes fully hydrated and with a bottle of water for the practice. Before you attend a hot yoga class, it is also good to remember that yoga is not competitive, it's a relaxing form of exercise, and every participant should take the class at their own pace.
Helps to regulate weight and metabolism
Can reduce symptoms of conditions and illnesses including diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, arthritis and obesity
Increases your circulation
Calms the body and mind reducing stress and helping you sleep better
Improves your respiratory system
Yes absolutely! Yoga
is ideal for all levels and weencourage members to go at their own pace and listen to their bodies.
You need to bring the following with you:
A large towel for your mat and a small one to wipe away the sweat during the class
A water bottle
We suggest you wear comfortable workout clothing, preferably lightweight - for example, a tank top/t-shirt and shorts - to allow your skin to breathe and sweat to evaporate.
Each class is typically 75 minutes long.