MUSKOKA HOT YOGA AND FITNESS SCHEDULE
COMING SPRING 2014
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SCHEDULE (tentative) – all classes 60 mins unless otherwise noted
Subject to change
Benefits of Hot Yoga
Strengthening, Cleansing and Removal of Toxins
Hot Yoga strengthens and deeply cleanses the system adding intensity to the work that you would normally get in practice and raises the level of purification exponentially. Doing the same basic practice that you would in a regular temperature room, you will work harder in a heated and humidified room. Your body will get stronger, and remove far more toxins from the system.
The Heart, Internal Organs, and Improved Performance in Hot Weather
If people who have trouble with the heat take their time getting used to practicing in a heated room, they will begin to find that they have less trouble. This is because the heart works harder. The work done in the heat causes the arteries to dilate and thins the blood so more blood flows as the heart is challenged to get nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body. The internal organs are also challenged. As the body gets used to practicing in a heated environment, the system learns what to do to keep itself from overheating in this unique circumstance. This is ideal training for sports enthusiasts, runners, cyclist and the like who train in the hot summer months. A regular hot yoga practice will improve your performance.
The heat also softens up muscle tissue so it is able to stretch and open. Those who are less flexible will find this to be a huge advantage to practicing in a heated environment. This aspect of the heat needs to be handled with caution. While muscles, which might be tight, are more able to open so are ligaments and tendons, which you do not want to overstretch. The amount of opening and deep-stretching that can naturally occur as a result of a well-balanced Hot Yoga practice should not be pushed too far. In the long run, proceeding thoughtfully and with care, while using the heat to help you open your tight spots and trouble areas, will get you much farther than trying to blast through your restrictions as quickly as possible. The more flexible one is, the less chance of injury when performing other sports.