Hot Classes

Hot Yoga is Hatha Yoga practised in a heated room to 42 degrees. It is currently one of the world’s fastest growing styles of Yoga. The idea behind the heat is to simulate the sub-tropical hot climate of India, allowing a safe environment to increase flexibility, improve posture and achieve all over body conditioning, while healing injuries.

Hot Yoga is dynamic, inspiring and challenging. It provides you with a full body workout from the inside out, engaging every cell, tissue, muscle and ligament to improve both physical and mental strength. It balances stretching and flexibility whilst increasing heart rate to deliver a cardiovascular workout. While performing a specific posture (asana), the student stretches or compresses a certain part of the body, thus cutting off circulation temporarily making the heart pump more blood in reaction to the shortage. Once the asana is complete and the student comes out of the posture, it is claimed that the new oxygenated blood is able to rejuvenate the arteries that were being compressed. Many dancers and athletes enjoy Hot Yoga classes for their injury healing, emotion strengthening, toxin-flushing, weight managing and career extending effects.

At Body Bliss, our Hot Yoga classes are set at 42 degrees, our Hot Power Flow is practised at 35 degrees to allow for inversions and continuous movement.
To simplify our class description and make it easy for you to decide which class is right for you, we have divided our classes into 3 categories:

Strength

Align

Calming

 

Strength

Hot Strength classes are typically practiced in heats of 30-38 degrees. Making this a cardiovascular workout burning up to 500 calories per class and gaining upper body toning and strength.  With Sun Salutations as a warm up, lots of side planks, downward facing dogs and press ups all combined with yoga postures, this class is exhilarating and leaves you feeling lean and toned.  Hot yoga with weights incorporates steady movements with arm and leg weights to build upper body and core strength alongside strengthening the body’s tissue.  The optional inclusion of free weights will fire up intensity, enhance toning and increase metabolism leaving you with a toned and sculptured body. Intermediate level only.

Under our strength category is also Hot 26. A set series of demanding postures practised in a heated room to 42 degrees designed to increase flexibility, strength, stamina, detoxification and weight loss. Our instructors will guide you through each pose (asana), checking your alignment and posture to ensure you get the most out of every class with correct technique. 

 

Align Classes

In Align classes there is a focus on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of yoga postures.  Through the practice of this system, it aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. The discipline is considered by its practitioners to be a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life, in turn helping to promote total physical and spiritual well-being. These classes are slower-paced but still require effort. They will gently stretch and strengthen, and build outer and inner balance.

With precision movements, longer holds and correct alignment these classes works the muscles and connective tissue at a deep level, whilst extended holds build strength.

Align Yoga often makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing asanas (postures). The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimising the risk of injury or strain.  Purposeful movements and steady breathing slow down the mind, and each class ends with relaxation and meditation. There may be chanting or reference to yogic philosophy.

These classes are practised in different heats ranging from regular room temperature to 30 degrees, please check timetable.

 

Calming Classes

Relax your body and mind with gentle stretches, breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Unwind the knots of tension that build up from the busyness and stresses of everyday life.

Calming classes slow the body and mind down. They are the perfect complement to a workout or hectic daily schedule.

These restorative classes combine breathing techniques, gentle postures and use props such as blocks, bolsters and blankets. The props support different body parts so that you can sink into each posture, stretch passively and let go of all tension. As your heart rate slows, you’ll also quieten the mind.

These classes bring a deep sense of calm and wellbeing leaving you feeling refreshed, re-energised and able to cope with life’s challenges.

For these classes you will need to complete a health questionnaire form.