Are you affiliated with Bikram Yoga, Inc. or Bikram Choudhury?
Is Still Hot Yoga handicap accessible?
Do I need to pre-register or make an appointment?
Can I reserve a space in class?
How many people are in a typical class?
If the Studio Closes for Holidays or Snow Can I Get My Expiration Date Extended?
I left my BLANK at the studio. Will you keep until I can come get it?
Do you offer childcare services?
Why do you only allow water in the room during class?
- Bottles sometimes get knocked over and spill their contents. Water is easy to clean up.
- If we allow anything besides water in the room some people may bring in “energy” drinks and many of those have high sugar content as well as caffeine and other additives that could have a detrimental effect while practicing yoga.
Simple, plain water is second only to air in importance to overall health and well being
Who the heck is Bucky Silverado?
Are all the different classes hot?
Are all the classes suitable for a beginner?
Will I be able to do Hot Yoga if I'm not flexible?
Is Hot Yoga suitable for children?
Children under the age of 17 must have a parent sign their liability waiver.
Does Hot Yoga include meditation and can it improve concentration?
How long before I see results?
How often should I practice?
Can I lose weight through Hot Yoga?
Is Hot Yoga aerobic?
How many calories will I burn in a single class?
I've got NO experience (or am out of shape). Can I do Hot Yoga?
Should I practice if I have a cold?
It’s fine for you to practice with a cold and you will probably feel better after class. The practice can help reduce symptoms and boost your immune system.
On the other hand, you have to think about your fellow practitioners. Colds and other viruses can spread easily so it may be a good idea to stay home during the first couple of days and/or when your symptoms are at their worst.
If you do come to the studio with a cold make sure to wash your hands frequently and cover your mouth when sneezing (it’s best to sneeze into the crook of your elbow if you don’t have a hanky). Cold viruses can be transmitted by air but they are more often transmitted through the hands.
Can I practice Hot Yoga if I have a spine condition.
Can I practice Hot Yoga if I have asthma?
Can I practice Hot Yoga if I have high blood pressure?
Can I practice if I have Multiple Sclerosis?
Heat is contraindicated for people with MS but there have been some who have found the practice to be helpful.
Can Hot Yoga cause heat rash?
First I must emphasize that I am NOT a doctor nor am I qualified to give medical advice. What follows is from my experience as a yoga instructor and is only my personal opinion.
Heat rash is caused by blockages in the sweat glands. The exact cause is unknown but high heat and humidity can be contributing factors as can any activity which results in intense, heavy perspiration. It usually occurs in parts of the body that are covered by clothing.
Some contributing factors to look for are: clothing that doesn’t allow your skin to breathe (cotton is not good in class — it’s best to wear workout clothes that allow wicking), bacteria and heavy or greasy skin creams. There are also medications that have been linked to heat rash.
Heat rash should go away on it’s own in a few days — providing you avoid high heat and humidity — so it’s a good idea to take a break from your practice when the symptoms are causing you discomfort. If symptoms last longer than a few days or if it they become severe (swelling, pus, fever, or swollen lymph nodes) then you should see a doctor..
Why does my sweat sometimes smell like ammonia?
The ammonia smell could be a sign of kidney failure if it occurred in your sweat and breath all the time but if it’s only associated with vigorous exercise it’s almost certainly diet related. If you have serious concerns about this or any other health issue you should always seek advice from a doctor or other health care professional. Our preparation as Yoga instructors does not include medical training.
Can I practice Hot Yoga while pregnant?
Does Hot Yoga raise my core body temperature?
Two pregnant women took their temperature before class, at three different times during class and once more after class. Neither of these women saw a noticeable rise in temperature and one of them said her temperature was slightly lower during class than it had been at other times during the day.
On another occasion we took the temperature of twelve people before and after class and the average post-class temperature of all those we measured was 99.7, which is only 1.1 degrees above “normal”.
None of this scientific and these were very small sample sizes but it fits with our overall experience and expectations. If you are pregnant or have any health concerns you should always get permission from your doctor before practicing Hot Yoga.