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Hot Yoga for Stress and Hypertension

Research study at Texas State University hints at hot yoga benefit for blood pressure The first research study on a 60-minute hot yoga class shows a benefit for reducing blood pressure and relieving stress. Regular, room-temperature yoga has been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure. But researchers at Texas State University in San…

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Original Hot Yoga Therapy

Ghosh Yoga College of India The Original Hot Yoga system of 26 postures in a 105 degree room was derived from the yoga therapy system of Bishnu Charan Ghosh in the 1930’s. Ghosh was the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda, the renowned spiritual leader and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship. Yogananda focused largely on the…

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The Tradition of Ashtanga Yoga

The Tradition of Ashtanga Yoga Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is…

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Inferno Hot Pilates. Not Your Ordinary Workout!

Not All Workouts are the Same. What Makes IHP Unique? Inferno Hot Pilates uses the principles of the high intensity interval training “Tabata” method developed by Japanese Professor Izumi Tabata. This training regimen consists of 20 seconds of high intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times for a total of 4…

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The Case for Hot Yoga

Not All Hot Yoga is the Same! Here’s Why… At 105 degrees and a set 26-posture sequence, the “Original Hot Yoga,” first created in Calcutta, India and Tokyo, then popularized in the United States as Bikram Yoga, has continued on in its authentic form at PURE Yoga Texas since 2003, locally owned by Mardy and…

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