Tips on how to get started with a Hot Yoga Practice


Hot Yoga refers to yoga exercises performed under hot and humid conditions.

Here are some tips on how to get started:

  • Embrace the process of sweating because sweating cools the body through the evaporation process, students should be encouraged “to avoid becoming distracted in their practice by constantly wiping sweat from their skin, which, from a safety perspective, can lessen the amount of evaporative cooling that occurs, resulting in retained body heat and an increased risk of dehydration and overheating.”
  • To deal with the heat, it is advisable to drink plenty of fluids before and after class. Drinking at least 16 ounces of water two hours before class, drinking frequently during the practice if needed, and consuming 20 to 40 ounces afterward for every hour of exercise. Rehydrate with an electrolyte-rich drinks like Vitamin Water, Natural Coconut Water, or plain old Lemon or Lime added to water. You can also buy packs of  Vitamin “C”
  •  If you are not eating enough that can cause you to lose energy during a yoga practice. Make sure you have a good diet, and enough burning calories to do a vigorous Hot Yoga class. In the beginning if you are out of shape and have lots of toxins stored in the body that can start coming out during sweating you might feel sick as byproduct of cleansing.

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Disharmony between Yoga teacher and Student

Disharmony Between Yoga Teachers and Students: Why Students Must Eventually Leave the Teacher

What do you do when it’s time to leave your teacher?

At some point, every student must leave their teacher. It’s a built-in principle of yoga. Parents raise children to be able to survive on their own at some point; its the same concept between teachers and students of yoga. Lately, there have been several exoduses of notable teachers from notable lineages. From the outside, and maybe with some of the rawness, it seems like a tragic occurrence, but really, it’s a natural evolution of this process. It took me many years to understand this.

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New Study Shows Yoga Has Healing Powers

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 28: Student Nicola Protetch ( 17) does the bow posture with a smile as she takes part in a yoga class that is offered by the school. Donna Quan announced today at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts in Toronto a four year strategic plan to integrate mental health into every aspect of the student experience. Toronto, January 28, 2014.


The more we learn about yoga, the more we realize the benefits aren’t all in the minds of the 20 million or so devotees in the U.S. Yoga helps people to relax, making the heart rate go down, which is great for those with high blood pressure. The poses help increase flexibility and strength, bringing relief to back pain sufferers.

Now, in the largest study of yoga that used biological measures to assess results, it seems that those meditative sun salutations and downward dog poses can reduce inflammation, the body’s way of reacting to injury or irritation.

That’s important because inflammation is associated with chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. It’s also one of the reasons that cancer survivors commonly feel fatigue for months, even years, following treatment. Read more »

Hot Box Yoga Has a New Classes Schedule for 2016!

Adrienne's ClassHere are the new classes additions and changes for 2016.

1. We are adding two morning classes to the schedule; 6:00am-7:00am. Tuesday with Simona Gimbutiene and Thursday morning with Hayley starting January 5th

2. Saturday morning 7:00am-8:15am with Simona Gimbutiene starting January 9th!

3. Sunday we now offer a 6:00pm-7:15pm evening class with Lisa Krylov, starting January 3rd!

4. And we changed to Gentle Yoga/P-N Yoga Class on Wednesday night 6:00pm-7:15pm with Eri Johnson.

Check out our full Schedule 2016

We look forward to seeing you all in 2016!


Hot Box Yoga Staff

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