Whether you are brand new to Hot Yoga, or a seasoned practitioner one thing is certain. There are always ways to enhance your Hot Yoga physical and spiritual rewards. Here are some of top tips for elevating Hot Yoga to new heights:
1. Keep an open mind. Sounds simple, right? However you often find yourself sure of the right way to do your thing. Your experience may not be your neighbor’s experience. So keep an open mind. You will begin to appreciate the things you hate.
2: Precision. It happens to all of us. We fall into auto pilot. It is not a crime. But the more precise you will be with your yoga postures, the safer and more quickly you will improve. This means doing your best to listen to all the little details of instruction. At first maybe you try and nothing happens. No big deal!
3: Intensity. Come to class with purpose. Whether it is to relieve stress, feel better, heal an injury (the list goes on)… when you feel tired, remember your purpose and intention. This will help tap you into the intensity you desire.
4: Consistency. Keep coming back! Never give up! The transformation you desire is around the corner. The more you practice the quicker the results.
5: Stay Hydrated. You are sweating in Hot Yoga, right? Staying hydrated will be key to feeling good. A good basic formula is to drink half your body weight of water in ounces throughout the day. This will help replenish your body after a good sweat.
6: Eat Nutrient Rich Foods. A well rounded diet that is full of good fats, veggies, calories that are good for you will help give you the energy you need to keep strong in class.
One of our favorite things to say is, all you will do is do your best!” As long as you are showing up, trying your hardest, you are getting the benefits. And remember, your best is going to look different each day. Be kind to your inner self and Yoga on!