The Hot26 Class, Posture 1: Standing Deep Breathing (or Pranayama)

Starting today, we're launching into a new series on the blog which will focus on the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises included in every traditional Hot Yoga class. Technically, hot yoga is any yoga routine performed in a heated yoga studio, however, when people refer to Hot Yoga, they are usually referring to the routine of postures developed by Bishnu Ghosh in India and introduced to America by Bikram Choudhury in the 1970's. At our studio, we call this class Hot26, as opposed to Flow, which is the other style of class offered in the heated studio. Now that you're thoroughly confused, let's jump right in and take a look at the first posture you will be practicing in class, one of two

Facing the Heat

Okay, so let's talk about the steaming elephant in the room (no, NOT you!). One of the top three questions that have been asked since opening up in June is, "Do you only offer HOT yoga?!" Given its name, it's probably no surprise that Emily's first studio is a hot studio. Her most fervent & primary desire is to share the amazing benefits of the 26 postures performed in a room heated to 105 degrees & 40% humidity. So let's just get that out of the way. Hot Yoga is the foundation upon which everything else at Hot26 is built. (But, yes, there will be an unheated room opening very soon!) "But, that heat!" you say. "There's NO WAY I can do yoga in that heat!" Yes. Yes you can. Is it difficult? Ye

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12704 Meridian Ave E. Suite B

Puyallup, WA  98373


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