Hot Box Yoga Has a New Classes Schedule for 2016!

Adrienne's ClassHere are the new classes additions and changes for 2016.

1. We are adding two morning classes to the schedule; 6:00am-7:00am. Tuesday with Simona Gimbutiene and Thursday morning with Hayley starting January 5th

2. Saturday morning 7:00am-8:15am with Simona Gimbutiene starting January 9th!

3. Sunday we now offer a 6:00pm-7:15pm evening class with Lisa Krylov, starting January 3rd!

4. And we changed to Gentle Yoga/P-N Yoga Class on Wednesday night 6:00pm-7:15pm with Eri Johnson.

Check out our full Schedule 2016

We look forward to seeing you all in 2016!

Namaste,

Hot Box Yoga Staff

Tips on how to get started with a Hot Yoga Practice

 

Hot Yoga refers to yoga exercises performed under hot and humid conditions.

Here are some tips on how to get started:

  • Embrace the process of sweating because sweating cools the body through the evaporation process, students should be encouraged “to avoid becoming distracted in their practice by constantly wiping sweat from their skin, which, from a safety perspective, can lessen the amount of evaporative cooling that occurs, resulting in retained body heat and an increased risk of dehydration and overheating.”
  • To deal with the heat, it is advisable to drink plenty of fluids before and after class. Drinking at least 16 ounces of water two hours before class, drinking frequently during the practice if needed, and consuming 20 to 40 ounces afterward for every hour of exercise. Rehydrate with an electrolyte-rich drinks like Vitamin Water, Natural Coconut Water, or plain old Lemon or Lime added to water. You can also buy packs of  Vitamin “C”
  •  If you are not eating enough that can cause you to lose energy during a yoga practice. Make sure you have a good diet, and enough burning calories to do a vigorous Hot Yoga class. In the beginning if you are out of shape and have lots of toxins stored in the body that can start coming out during sweating you might feel sick as byproduct of cleansing.

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3 Wrist Strengthening Exercises to Prevent Yoga Injuries

Wrist injuries are common in yoga, yet we ignore them and move in to poses that put pressure on our wrists without knowing how our muscles support this complex joint. We can learn to take care of our wrists by understanding alignment and anatomy. The strength of the muscles in our arms and shoulders will determine our wrist strength.

Causes of Wrist Injuries

Wrist injuries can be caused for many reasons, but the one that stands out the most is poor alignment of the shoulder. Congestion in the neck and shoulders can impede blood flow and nerve transmission into and from the wrists. Other causes of wrist pain include osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, lack of flexibility, tendonitis, repetitive strain injuries, sprains and other sudden injuries.

“If the wrists are not strong or flexible enough to prevent the bones from touching, impingement can happen and aggravate the tendons and ligaments in the area.”

Dr. Kevin Launder, a kinesiologist at Illinois State University, said, “Wrist pain is often caused by impingement, an injury that occurs when your radius (arm bone) hits your wrist bones. It typically happens in people who do a lot of yoga.” In yoga, we are mostly in postures that extend the wrist. For example, plank pose puts a lot of pressure on the joint. If the wrists are not strong or flexible enough to prevent the bones from touching, impingement can happen and aggravate the tendons and ligaments in the area. Read more »

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