Yoga studios across the country have added heat to vinyasa flow, hatha, ashtanga and kundalini yoga classes…hot yoga is officially a thing. The temperature, humidity and styles of yoga will change, but it is the sweat that unites us. So what’s behind this trend and what are the benefits of hot yoga class over your conventional room-temp practice? […]
When you practice hot yoga, you start to feel better right away. But where is the science to back up all these good feelings? A new study by the University of Texas Austin, studied the effects of Bikram Yoga on circulation, heart health and weight loss. The 80 study participants (ages 40-60) practiced the 90 minute […]
I was talking to a woman in her 70’s and I couldn’t stop staring at her skin. It was firm, radiant, healthy, and glowing. I asked her what her secret was and she told me that she took daily collagen supplements. I wasn’t familiar with collagen at the time, but after a recommendation from a […]
The heat during a hot yoga class is beneficial in many ways: it elevates your heart rate to create a great cardio workout, improves flexibility, detoxes harmful and unwanted toxic chemicals, nourishes your skin, reduces excess water weight and challenges your mind and spirit. But it can also be, well, wet. So how can we […]
I love it when a man practices yoga. Ten years ago in the U.S. yoga was dominated by women, but several gents have caught on to the endless benefits of incorporating yoga into their fitness routine. Here are ten reasons yoga is a great for men’s bodies and minds. Limber joints are as important as strong muscles The […]
Ever wondered which foods will help support a healthy hot yoga practice? Here are some of nutrition tips that have worked well for me over the years.
I stumbled my crusty morning body into a spin class, only to discover there are many parallels with Bikram yoga. The sweat, the gear, the guts and glory.