YOGA, IT'S GOOD FOR HUMANS...
And has been for quite awhile, a few thousand years or so!
There are many misconceptions about yoga, so many in fact that we can't list them all here and it would take forever, but here are some general facts about yoga, hot yoga and our studio that might help ease your mind if you are on the fence about coming!
COMMON Q&A'S ABOUT YOGA
Yoga is a wide variety of things. The simple definition of yoga is that it is a combination of the use of breathing and body movement in conjunction with meditation to produce a state of mental and physical relaxation. But atlas, it is so much more than this as you will see!
WHAT IS 'HOT' YOGA?
Heat is used to replicate the conditions as closely as possible to those of India, where yoga is typically practiced outside and in temps around 100-105 deg. It also helps to loosen the muscles and tendons up faster to prevent injury and allow the student to ease into the postures gradually and more comfortably. The sweating also helps rid the body of harmful toxins.
CAN ANYONE DO YOGA?
Of course!!! Just like anything new, if you have not tried yoga before, it might seem little intimidating....but trust us, its not! Everyone is welcome, regardless of size, looks, ability, flexibility, strength...... yoga is non judgmental so come as you are because thats the way we like you!!!
WHAT KIND OF YOGA STUDIO ARE YOU?
While there are a few types of yoga out there, we are Hatha based. We do also offer some specialty classes such as ashtanga, pilates, barre and group fitness.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR CLASS?
Water, a towel, mat and comfy clothes are all the norm. Oh yeah, and a willingness to grow and change! Of course if you forgot or don't have a mat, you are more than welcome to use one of ours and we have water available at the front desk.
IS YOGA A RELIGION?!
o. While commonly mistaken for a religion, it is not. Yoga does incorporate the teachings of many of the eastern religious philosophies, but it is not a religion. Yoga is accessible to anyone of any religion or none. There are many modern lineages of different types of Jewish, Christian and Dharma yogas. It truly is for anyone of any faith or spirituality.