What is Hot Yoga?
There are many different kinds of hot yoga, at ECHY we use a program adapted from the Bikram style of yoga which consists of a sequence of 27 postures scientifically designed to work the entire body from the inside-out. The postures are basic and easily understood by a beginner but are always challenging—students can practice the sequence of postures for a lifetime and be continuously challenged by class.
What are the Benefits of Hot Yoga?
Hot yoga protects the muscles to allow for deeper stretching, improves flexibility, detoxifies the body and increases the heart rate for better cardiovascular workout. Regular practice (at least three times a week) may reduce the symptoms of diseases like arthritis, diabetes and thyroid disorders. Hot yoga also promotes inner benefits such as stress reduction, deeper focus and relaxation.
Can Anybody do Hot Yoga?
Generally speaking, anyone can do yoga. However, there are some poses that people with certain health issues should avoid. If you have a health issue, it is important to talk to your physician before trying any exercise program.
Will I Lose Weight with Hot Yoga?
In an average 90 minute class you can expect to burn about 1000-1200 calories.
How Should I Prepare for Class?
Try to avoid eating for at least two hours before class begins and drink plenty of water beforehand so you are well hydrated. Arrive to class at least 15 minutes before it starts so you can get settled and let the instructor know if you have any injuries or health issues.
What Should I Bring to Class?
Bring a yoga mat, a towel to cover it and a large bottle of water. If you don’t have these items, or forget to bring them, you can rent or purchase them at the studio.
What Should I Wear?
For your comfort, we recommend wearing the least amount of clothing possible. Women typically wear shorts or capris and a t-shirt, tank top or sports bra. Most men wear shorts with a t-shirt or no shirt at all.
Do you have Changing Rooms?
ECHY features spacious changing rooms and luxurious amenities in a spa-like atmosphere for both men and women. Toiletries and hair dyers are also available for your convenience.