I teach Hot Vinyasa Power Yoga. I find it frustrating to be lumped in with Bikram yoga as what I teach is no where close to Bikram- but as commented on previously there is no need to go into discussion here, just be aware that yoga can take many different forms and if you didn't like one chances are there's something else that may suit you instead.
You may find it beneficial to try out a few different studios as every studio has a different vibe and slightly different style. Personally I think there are benefits to practicing hot and cold yoga and practice both. I personally like 90-95 degrees as I like to flow and move more I practice and teach at several studios and the difference between each studios culture and style is very drastic.
I get alot of people that tell me it's ridiculous and unsafe ect. to practice in the heat- I say you can't slam it if you haven't given it a fair chance. I personally don't like to practice over 100 degrees- I study exercise science and am certified as a 500RYT- heat can be beneficial you just have to be smart about it. Most people's yoga issues come from improper breathing and improper form. Sadly, there are alot of teachers that don't understand form but we won't go there. For the record, I have been teaching for almost 5 years and have yet to have a student injure themselves, throw up, or pass out in class or due to class.
Liza, I am glad you gave the class a shot. Try other studios and do research. Your article is pretty light on the surface and there maybe some facts you aren't aware of yet. The world of yoga is huge and it's hard to get a big enough grasp to write an article after just one class. Feel free to message me if you have questions
- 7/24/2014 10:55:48 PM