With temperatures in the 90s this week, summer is definitely here! Are you wondering whether it makes sense to turn the heat up even more by coming to hot yoga class? You may be asking yourself if you even have the energy for it. Your friends and fam may be looking at you funny if you mention where you're headed when the thermometer outside is reaching the triple digits... So is it worth it? Short answer= YES. Here are just a few reasons it is:
Exercise scientists have been researching the benefits you may already be experiencing! Here's a study that explores how “Exercising in the Heat May Improve Athletic Performance in Cool and Hot Conditions.”
It's gearing up to be ridiculous here in Portland. The city is setting up "cooling stations," and we are pretty tickled that the temperature outside will actually be hotter than inside our hot room!
Practicing Bikram yoga under especially steamy conditions takes a bit of extra attention and planning, so check out these tips for summer self-care- then come on in and cool down a bit (for a change!)
5 Tips for Bikram Yoga in the Summer
Well. The sun is (indeed, finally) on it's way home to Portland and (probably!) here to stay for a while... Especially after the long winter we've had, it can be tempting to let summer's adventures take the place of your indoor sweat sessions. But! Stepping up your practice specifically during the warmer months can actually help you maximize enjoyment of everything you do this summer. Here are just 4 ways how:
Now that you're super pumped to stick with your Bikram yoga routine this summer, we've got just the thing to keep you on track: the BYSJ Summer Challenge! Find out details here...
Studio leader, yoga-doer and life-lover, Kay D.