Do I have to be a Saskpro Member to come to a class?
No, anyone is welcome.
Why pratice yoga in a hot and humid environment?
The hot room warms your muscles to help prevent injury. It allows for a deeper stretch and cleanses the body by flushing the toxins out through sweating. The postures are arranged in a logical sequence allowing the practitioner to increase their depth from one posture to the next.
How hot is the room and how is it heated?
The room is heated to 40 degrees Celcius, allowing your muscles, ligaments and tendons to be stretched in a specific sequence. Our studio has a professionally engineered and installed heating system, that allows for a constant flow of fresh oxygenated air into the studio.
What should I eat or drink before Hot Yoga?
It is recommended to refrain from eating medium to large meals 2-3 hours before class, a little snack is ok. Drink plenty of water. It is possible to lose up to 5 pounds of water weight during a class. This is not good weight to lose. It is easy to become dehydrated, so make sure you are drinking plenty of water after class and the entire day before you come to class. You are less likely to feel light headed or dizzy during class if you've had enough to drink in the hours preceding class.
What should I wear?
It is hot so dress as light as possible. Women typically wear exercise tops and shorts or leggings. Avoid cotton, T-shirts are bulky; tank tops are better. Men wear shorts, shirts are optional.
What should I bring?
1 litre of water and 2 towels (one for the studio, one for showering). Yoga mats, blocks and straps are provided. If you forget water or towels, you can buy water and rent towels at the studio.
What can I expect after my first class?
You might feel very tired after class, this is a good sign that your body is cleansing. Your energy levels should be restored to normal after practicing a few classes.
You might find yourself feeling extremely energetic and experience difficulty sleeping. Don't worry, you don't have insomnia. This is a good sign that the yoga is truly filling you up with energy. You just have more time to do the things you enjoy.
You might feel nauseous, dizzy or have a headache after class. This could be a sign that you are dehydrated. Please drink lots of water and have some electrolytes before returning to class. This could also be a sign that you were trying so hard that you weren't breathing normally. Please breathe normally during every posture. If you can't maintain steady breathing in a posture, back off a bit.
You might experience some skin irritation. This too is normal, it means that the skin is releasing toxins. Showering directly after class will wash the toxins away. It will also help normalize the body temperature.
You might feel very hungry after class for a while, or you might lose your appetite completely. Both reactions are normal. If you are concerned about your weight, don't worry too much either way. Once you are able to maintain a regular and consistent practice, your appetite and your weight will normalize. You'll find yourself feeling great, looking leaner and younger.
What can I do if I feel sore after Hot Yoga?
You might feel sore or stiff the day after your first class. Muscle soreness is a build up of lactic acid. The best way to get rid of the lactic acid is stretching. Come back to class as soon as possible! Your body is waking up and coming alive and you want to keep the process going!
How often should I practice Hot Yoga?
As often as you like, there are many people who practice hot yoga 6, even 7 days a week. 3 to 5 times per week is a good amount for most people. The more often you practice, the sooner you will feel all the benefits of Hot Yoga, and improve your practice. The most important thing is to make yoga part of a balanced lifestyle, and understanding what that means to you.