Hot Yoga also known as Bikram yoga is a therapeutically-specific sequence of 26 yoga postures and breathing exercises done in a room heated to 105 degrees. The heat prevents injury by releasing muscles, ligaments and tendons slowly and safely while the natural production of sweat has a detoxifing, revitalizing affect. Red Dragon Yoga offers both 60-minute and the traditional 90-minute hot yoga session at both Mill Valley and San Rafael locations.
This classical hatha yoga system is designed to restore health to every muscle, joint and organ of the body. The ‘asanas’ (postures), breathing and heat work in union to return you to a natural state of physical and mental balance. Fresh, oxygenated blood circulates throughout the body which benefits the heart and other organs. Many postures massage the lymphatic system which promotes the elimination of toxins.
Why Hot Yoga Is For You …
Hot Yoga is appropriate to both beginning and advanced yoga students. The series can easily be modified or paced to fit one’s own level. The genuis of Hot Yoga is that while everyone is practicing the same sequence of postures at different levels, everyone receives the same benefits!
Acclimating to movement in a heated room happens surprisingly quickly; give yourself 2-5 classes to adjust your mind and body to it. You will sweat! Fans of Hot Yoga appreciate the tonic affect of the sweating and the predictable series of postures and breathing they can find in any Hot Yoga class with any teacher.
* Pregnant women should consult their doctors before starting a Hot Yoga practice.