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We aren't that crazy, there is science behind it!
You've probably realized by now we meant it when we said we specialize in HOT FITNESS! For the majority of our classes on the schedule, the room is heated and humidity is added - and we LOVE getting our sweat on! Maybe you think it's crazy - but we assure you, there is a scientific method to this madness and promise, it's sooo good for you!
The #1 reason for the Heat is to warm + soften our body tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc.) allowing them to stretch + reshape safely!
In other words, the Heat acts as a tool that we utilize to access many of the potential benefits of our practice - first and foremost, assisting with increasing flexibility and creating long, lean muscle!
Bikram himself relates this to forging a sword from steel:
If you try to hammer on cold steel - you'll break your hammer, or ruin the steel. The same is true for your body: if you stretch, stretch, stretch your cold body, you can end up with injuries and/or damage to your body!
Our goal is to heal and prevent injuries, not create them.
All of the tools we use in the Hot Room serve the purpose of maximizing the potential for therapy and minimizing the potential for injury, and the Heat is no different!
More reasons for the Heat include:
Coming to class frequently and consistently will ensure that your body will acclimate and stay acclimated to the environment that we practice in. The benefits are too good to pass up. Trust us, you will get used to the heat and even more, you'll learn to love it!
We hope this answers the question we hear most often from both our new and experienced students alike - why the Heat?! Tell us below - what did you think of it during your first class? Do you love it now?!