+ The next day, few days

Reactions the next day are varied. Some students never feel at all stiff, thanks to the beneficial effects of the heat, but should you feel a little stiff then getting back into the yoga room with the heat and more stretching is the cure. Also try a hot bath or spa.

It’s best to get at least three classes into your first week – your mind will quickly overcome the challenge of the heated room, get to know the postures and you will be ready to yoga!

You will also begin noticing the benefits IMMEDIATELY – the perspiration releases toxins from your body and the fresh oxygenated blood that you create will begin to heal and restore your muscles, joints and organs.

  • Over the next 10 days, your body will acclimatize to exercising in the heated room and you will be noticing great changes in your flexibility, ability to stretch out necks, arms, legs – and your whole attitude will just seem to lighten up several notches.
  • Friends and family start to notice that ‘yoga glow’ in your skin – without you saying a thing!
  • And remember – this is your journey, no one else’s – and if this is your first class, the postures may seem strange, and the heat may feel unbearable. Stick with it.
  • Namaste, (“Sanskrit for “The divine (or light) within me recognizes and honors the divine (or light) within you” )

-Virginia Gallagher and the entire team at Hot Asana Yoga Studio & Boutique