Posted by Alana Kessler
on February 25th, 2012


Hot Vinyasa Yoga at Sangha


In our hot vinyasa classes, the room is intentionally heated between 95˚ and 103˚ with controlled humidity and air purification systems to balance oxygen levels and eliminate bacteria, viruses and odors.  Heat encourages the body to adapt to changing environments while softening the collagen around the joints for greater mobility, muscle efficiency, cardiac output and circulation including decreased blood pressure and increased lung capacity.  Additionally, heat aids in the release of endorphins, which act as a natural mood booster helping to relieve stress and decreasing anxiety. The process of sweating also exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin, the largest organ of your body.

Summary of Benefits

Increased flexibility especially for athletes

Efficient toning and fat burning while increasing metabolism

Removal of cellular waste allowing for better circulation

Increased Immunity


Don’t ‘push’ yourself too hard for your first few Hot Vinyasa classes and allow time to get used to the postures, breath, and temperature.

Drink at least 10 glasses of water per day

Refrain from eating a full meal 2-3 hours before class, choose fruit or juice instead

Take small sips of water during class to stay hydrated (20oz)

Drink plenty of water after class


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