The next thing you see is a good 10% of the class resting in child's pose in the well heated room -
and these are people who choose to practice in a heated room to burn more fats.
Yes, the heat makes it harder to breathe, easier to sweat, and the class becomes tougher. But that is precisely when u may start losing focus on your practice because you have to deal with the heat at the same time. And when the teacher sees that many people are starting to take breaks, it is a signal to start making the class a little easier, a little less physically exhausting, a little more relaxing
- this is obviously not what you want to happen if your main purpose of practicing yoga is to lose weight.
So I say focus on your yoga practice, go to a class because you want to learn from the teacher, because you need a kick in the butt, or because you want to feel the energy of a group of people practicing together. Don't go to the class for the heat.
If you want to have a good workout, try a flow class which is faster paced and keeps your heart pumping hard.
If you ever notice that the heat does distract you from your practice or worse, causes you give up mid way through class, then hot yoga classes might not be the most suitable for you.
Open up your mind. Keep your practice fun, fluid and enjoyable. Understand that yoga is not about burning calories or losing weight, that is just the by product of your practice. Practice, and all is coming.
Anyway, isn't Singapore warm enough already?
Joing is a teacher at Yoga Inc and she teaches in a bit of singlish.
She flips die people and plays mandopop in flow class.
Go to her class confirm will sweat and lose weight one.
No need heat.