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hot yoga

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by globetrotter, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    anybody try this? did a class today and it was very interesting. sweated like a pig.
     
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    Was it Bikram? I was interested until I did some research and learned I would be in an overcrowded room with smelly people getting yelled at by a drill sergeant/instructor. I think I'm sticking to Vinyasa.
     
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    globetrotter Senior member

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    Was it Bikram? I was interested until I did some research and learned I would be in an overcrowded room with smelly people getting yelled at by a drill sergeant/instructor. I think I'm sticking to Vinyasa.

    yes, that is about right. no yelling in my class, but a crowded room full of very sweaty people. reminded me a lot of india.
     
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    willpower Senior member

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    The girl who cuts my hair swears by it. I used to do Yoga but I found myself watching the clock the whole time, waiting for Shavasina (corpse pose) at the end.
     
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    I have a girl-friend who wants to be hot yoga partners. Would this be advisable, all I hear is you do yoga in a sauna.
     
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    Not a fan of fire yoga. GF loves it though. Namaste!
     
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    I have a girl-friend who wants to be hot yoga partners. Would this be advisable, all I hear is you do yoga in a sauna.

    Is she hot? If so, yes. If no, PASSSSS.
     
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    I have a girl-friend who wants to be hot yoga partners. Would this be advisable, all I hear is you do yoga in a sauna.

    It might turn you gay.
     
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    I have a girl-friend who wants to be hot yoga partners.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have nothing but admiration for people who do this. I fear that I would snap in half if I tried.
     
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    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would be in an overcrowded, overheated room with smelly people getting yelled at by a drill sergeant/instructor.
    It's strangely addictive stuff. Love it.
     
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    Seems like one of those trend things that doesn't really do anything extra and will be out of vogue in a year
     
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    Seems like one of those trend things that doesn't really do anything extra and will be out of vogue in a year

    Very popular in LA for the past 15 years. Not cool if somebody farts. Some of the Hot Yoga instructors around here are revered like rock stars - their classes are almost standing room only, which can be problematic for Yoga work.
     
  15. globetrotter

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    I've done it twice now, and I think I will continue for a while. it's cool. I do feel ery well stretched out at the end of a session, and very drained, like it is work. mentally resttive, to some extent. I am surprised by the age - most of the people (in my place) are over 40, and not really hot, but I guess that isn't a bad thing. it involves a little more holding positions in strenous poses than I expected.
     
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    Yoga can help reduce the effects of stress on your body. Some styles of yoga, such as ashtanga and power yoga, are more vigorous than others. Practicing one of these styles will help you improve muscle tone.A consistent yoga practice decreases blood pressure through better circulation and oxygenation of the body. These two exercises can help lower blood pressure.
     
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    Just don't sit next to the fucking heater! I did that once.
     
  18. Bash!

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    Hot yoga is the best. After hot yoga you're not going to want to do any non heated classes. Love the endorphin rush you feel at the end of class.
     
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    Didn't tried this. But I did yoga several times. Even Yoga can be very very hard. Like this I can imagine your pain [​IMG]
     
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    OT, but this seems to be the only yoga thread going....

    I was thinking of starting doing yoga to improve my form for regular weightlifting. My flexibility and balance both suck. But I don't want to do something that would cut into my lifting or cause me to lose any muscle. If I just did it once a week on my off days, could I get the flexibility and balance benefits without wearing myself out? Is there a style that would be best?
     

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