What is Yogafurie Hot Yoga?
Here at Yogafurie in Bristol we teach regular Yoga classes in a hot room. We heat the room to between 40-42 o C (depending on the season) and practice traditional, authentic Yoga.
Why so warm? The science bit is below. In a nutshell, you move and breathe better when you’re warm. All the good benefits of Yoga happen more quickly in the warmth.
Some classes are challenging and dynamic, others are slow and refreshing. Check the Hot Yoga timetable to find the class that suits you best.
Can anyone do it?
Yes. Our state-of- the-art heating system constantly feeds in clean, fresh (warm!) air. The humidity is constant at 50% (same as the average home). It’s warm, but not stuffy and uncomfortable – more like being outside in a hot country.
The Yogafurie Hot Yoga style isn’t stuffy either! Skilled instructors read ability levels and challenge you with new and fresh sequences and Yoga poses all the time. You’re free to ask questions during class, and the building is wheelchair-friendly. Just what you’d expect from classes in Bristol!
The Yogafurie setup makes Hot Yoga very accessible. If you have specific concerns then please just drop an email to email@example.com.
What are the benefits?
Yoga has been proven over many centuries to build people up in all sorts of ways. The Yoga you will practice in the Hot room already has tremendous benefits. These are magnified because of the heat at Yogafurie.
We know that blood carries air and nutrients around our bodies. But how do nutrients and air get from the blood to all the tissues? There’s an “internal ocean” – a liquid around tissues and blood vessels – called ground substance. It’s a special liquid that can transport air and nourishment from blood vessels all the way through surrounding tissues. Like a lot of fluids, it’s less sticky when it’s warm and works better.
“…with disuse, the connective tissues become a little colder, less energized, and the
thixotropic reaction makes them gel more, become sluggish, lose their full, juicy
quality and their ability to soften, stretch, and flex.”
Ground substance has a negative charge. This means it attracts water. It keeps skin hydrated and helps you look and feel great. It’s really important to drink lots of water for this reason, and to make sure you are getting electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals that help your body keep the negative charge where it’s needed – so water and electrolytes together with Hot Yoga are good for you, your health, and your state of mind.
One of the biggest benefits of Yogafurie Hot Yoga is that you’ll learn to breathe like a Yogi very quickly – partly because your instructors guide you through movement and breath, and partly because heat requires a calm, regular and full breath. Good breath is often overlooked: it sounds obvious, but if we breathe badly then performance suffers. When we breathe well, we are more relaxed and alert.
Why is it for me?
Many people lead busy and stressful lives. We run 16 Hot Yoga classes per week, some dynamic and some restful, so there’s bound to be classes that suit your lifestyle and schedule.
We all need exercise to stay well, and Yoga is the exercise to make someone well. We understand this at Yogafurie, and added heat because of the great benefits it can bring. For instance, you’ll begin to breathe really well and this will help you relax.
Yogafurie makes Hot Yoga accessible by including variety. Beginners aren’t left behind, and skilled Yoga practitioners can be worked harder. Regardless of your current ability, Yogafurie Hot Yoga can help you progress.