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 Jeff Chen. Look for the Original Hot Yoga Association seal of approval at

Why the Extra Heat? Research studies by Dr. Charles Raison show that whole-body hyperthermia can be an effective therapy for major depression and anxiety. The anti-depressive effect is amplified when the core body temperature is raised to over 101 degrees, a level reached and sustained for the last half of a PURE Hot Yoga class!

Remember too, that if you feel a bit lightheaded during class, take a break! While the heat level might seem daunting at first, the mental benefits are certainly worth it. It’s not a coincidence that the feeling of euphoria and energy are what students feel after class!

Be careful: Hot yoga can be addictive! “I feel great” is the common phrase we hear after class.

Our beginning original hot yoga class is led in either a 90-minute (Hot Yoga 90) or a 60-minute (Hot Yoga 60) format. Your entire body is worked on the physical level, inside and out. To make the class accessible to everyone, we don’t perform sun salutations, arm-balances, or inversions (try a PLUS or Advanced class for those!). Most importantly, our beginning class postures are challenging but appropriate for all levels. You’ll be surrounded by students of all ages, shapes and conditions. Benefits of Original Hot Yoga:

  • cardiovascular health and weight loss;
  • overall mental health and reduced stress;
  • improved athletic performance;
  • injury rehabilitation and prevention; and
  • unbelievably improved focus and concentration that stays with you OUTSIDE the yoga room!

For new students to PURE, start today with a 10-day membership for only $40. Your membership includes unlimited in-studio classes plus access to our on-demand and live stream classes on Practice any time. Anywhere!

See you on the mat!

-Jeff Chen, co-owner/director