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What Even Is Hot Yoga?

What Even Is Hot Yoga?

Hot Yoga is an ever growing yogic trend these days, but what’s it all about?

A typical hot yoga class begins with breath work and inward reflection, moving through to warm-ups to wake up the body followed by vinyasa flow in a heated room, invigorating asanas and wrapping up with a blissful savasana (lying down meditation).

What are the benefits?


Practicing yoga in a heated room assist in warming up the muscles, increases metabolism and your heart rate, this allows your blood vessels to become more flexible, making circulation easier and increases blood flow to the limbs, building up a sweat to help with weight loss. This is wonderful for stress relief and building up your feel-good factor!

Rush of endorphins


Through connecting every part of your body as you move through the sequences, a rush of endorphins will release from your body and leave you feeling as though you can take on the world. Endorphins are natural chemicals that release when a person gets hurt, during exercise, laughter or sex. In addition to blocking pain, endorphins can make people really happy. They are also released when eating chocolate – winner!

How to Prepare


Before the class please make sure you drink plenty of fluids to hydrate, eat light and avoid a heavy meal. Check with your doctor if you have any concerns relating to high blood pressure or other health concerns. You are going to sweat so dress for the occasion. We have changing rooms and a shower on-site should you need to use it.

We teach an invigorating hot yoga class every Tuesday evening. To book, please check out our class schedule or email info@the-elbowroom.com.

About the author: Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa opened The elbowroom in February 2003. Mother to Tuilelaith and Sean, director of The elbowroom and with a crew of over 60 staff, she is a busy bee. Lisa leads a team committed to bringing health and vitality to all of her clients. Lisa currently teaches in our yoga training programs and oversees pregnancy yoga and mum & baby yoga. Lisa works hard developing healthy food choices for Yin & Tonic @ The elbowroom. She specialises paediatric and pregnancy with workshops, yoga therapy, and craniosacral therapy.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.