firstly – what is yoga?
Yoga is a discipline which includes breath control and specific postures, used to strengthen the body and still the mind.
The word ‘yoga’ means union: of the individual consciousness with the Universal consciousness.
The asanas or postures are the most basic aspect of yoga, yet they are an integral part of this science which seeks to unfold the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul.
Hatha yoga is a system of physical postures or asanas. The higher purpose of which is to purify the body. Through consistent practice awareness unfolds and control may be achieved over the body’s internal states, rendering it fit for meditation.
In the Western world, yoga is becoming increasingly popular as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Yoga can contribute to an overall sense of well-being, both physically and emotionally.
what is hot yoga?
Hot Yoga is practised in a heated climate controlled room depending on the yoga style. Bikram for example, advocates a 40 degree room with the humidity at 40%.
The purpose of a heat controlled climate allows for a deeper and quicker warm up of muscles and joints for improved flexibility. Excessive sweating induced by the heat allows for accelerated detoxification of the body.
Hot Yoga is highly recommended as part of a weight loss programme (with an energy controlled, healthy diet). It is believed that when practiced regularly, it can help to improve the immune system and overcome various symptoms of common illnesses.
Hot Yoga has a positive effect on the nervous, endocrine, respiratory, digestive and circulatory systems.
At our studio we have an effective heating system which controls the environment with sufficient fresh air (provided by state of the art fresh air controlling system), providing an optimum environment for Hot Yoga.
Showers and ablution facilities are provided for after class with a Baggage Room to leave your ‘stuff‘ behind during class. Yoga mats and towels are available for sale or rental.
Our cozy hot room conveniently accommodates 22 people which allows for more personal contact with the teacher.