Posts Tagged ‘hot yoga’

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 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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Prepare for your First Hot Yoga Class!

Prepare for your First Hot Yoga Class! Hydrate starting the day before your first class! Not only water but also replenish your electrolytes. Practice on an empty stomach. Have your last meal no less than 3 hours before class time Gather your gear. Bring a yoga mat and a large bath/beach towel. Wear cool comfortable…

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Hot Yoga Postures in the “Common Yoga Protocol”

What postures do you perform in your hot yoga class that are in the “Common Yoga Protocol?” At least half of our standard 26 posture sequence, including variations of the following: Half Moon Standing Back-bend Hands to Feet Awkward Triangle Wind-Removing Cobra Locust Camel Half Tortoise Spine Twist Kapalbhati Breathing Savasana The “Common Yoga Protocol”…

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