Hot Yoga: Tips & Benefits

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

“Some have a love-hate relationship with hot yoga. They can’t stand it in the studio, but can’t bear to miss the tremendous elation they feel after every class. The sublime sense of satisfaction that comes from doing a hot yoga class is what brings students back again and again.” 

What Hot Yoga Does:
Increases Flexibility
Strengthens Muscles
Improves Balance
Improves Immune System
Improves Posture
Improves Lung Function
Discourages Mouth Breathing
Increases Oxygenation of tissues
Improves Joint Health
Nourishes Intervertebral Discs
Improves Return of Venous Blood
Improves Lymphatic Sytem
Improves Function of Feet
Strengthens Bones
Conditions Cariovacsular System
Relaxes Nervous System
Lowers Levels of Stress Hormone Cortisol
Lowers Blood Sugar
Lowers Blood Pressure
Thins Blood
Improves Bowel Function
Improves Level of Cholesterol
Relieves Back Pain
Improves Psychological Health 

Tips for the Best Hot Yoga Practice:

Create a Strong Foundation

The body part connected to the earth should be grounded. 

Neutral Alignment
In neutral alignment we find a state of weightlessness. Know your body structure. 

Stack the Joints
Protect the joints by stacking them over one another. 

Move from the Bones
Everything is attached to your skeletal system. If you move your bones, your muscles move. The bones are the key to increasing range of motion and discovering limited range of motion. Anatomically, we are all different. 

Strength and Softness

Find the balance between strength and softness and surrender into your pose. 

Starting January 12, Traditional Hot Yoga class will be Tuesdays & Thursdays:
8:00 pm in WHEATON
6:30 pm in ELMHURST

We have currently increased our in-studio class size so starting immediately, our Wheaton studio can accommodate 10 people and Elmhurst 15 people (masks still required). If you have any questions about these upcoming changes, email The schedule is live, so head over to our website or download the NEXT yoga app to register!

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