HOT YOGA

hot yogaWe mentioned in the first article of the fitness series that we do not believe in paying for a fancy gym membership and that we love to workout outdoors. While this is true, our one exception is hot yoga.

Hot yoga is a style of yoga practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees fahrenheit. Yes, it is quite toasty, but the benefits are undeniable and the endorphin rush you feel after your sweat session is addictive.

The sweat drips from every single part of your body, from your fingertips down to your toes. The sweating flushes toxins out of your body and allows you to stretch more deeply due to the heat which softens the muscles. We also notice that our skin glows because the pores are opened and cleaned as we sweat. One of our favorite aspects of hot yoga is that it torches major calories while working your entire body from the inside out. Hot yoga detoxifies, tones and strengthens, heals and enhances flexibility in the body.

When we’re lying in final shavasana at the end of class, no matter how difficult the class was, we feel grateful and energized. At that moment, it feels as if nothing else exists in the world and we are completely calm and refreshed. Practicing yoga makes us more mindful of our bodies and makes us want to nourish and care for it properly.

Some dos and don’ts for hot yoga:

-Come to class well hydrated, and make sure to drink A TON of water after class throughout the day. It is easy to get dehydrated after sweating so much.

-Do not have a heavy meal before class.

-Do not feel self-conscious about your sweat. Everyone in the room is dripping in sweat as well. Embrace it!

-Bring a towel. If you find yourself slipping on your mat it can be helpful

-Listen to your body. If you feel like you need to stop and take a break during class, do what you need to do!

-Wear as little clothing as possible. Light, breathable, moisture-wicking material is a must.

-Reward yourself after class with a fresh smoothie or juice.

It can be intimidating to try hot yoga for the first time because of the thought of intense heat, but after a few classes, you will enjoy the sensation and become rather used to it. Even if you’ve never practiced yoga before and are embarrassed, everyone is focused on their own practice and will not judge you! During class, you are always reminded that you can stop and sit down to catch your breath and have a sip of water. In addition, many studios offer your first class or even week free, so you’ve got nothing to lose by trying out a class!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

20 Comments

  1. Rachael Reply

    Thanks so much for the suggestions! Do you ladies do hot yoga 3-4 times a week in addition to your workout routine/series? Or do you rotate back and forth?

    • admin Reply

      Hey Rachael!
      We try to do hot yoga as much as possible but with traveling so much it can be difficult so we mainly rotate back and forth! X

  2. Rachael Reply

    I’m also loving hot yoga! Do you ladies do hot yoga 3-4 times a week in addition to your other living room workout routine/series? Or do you rotate back and forth?

  3. Jihan Reply

    Does anyone know the style name or # of the nike tights she’s wearing? they’re amazing.

  4. Hello, thank you for the info and inspiration.

  5. Rachael Reply

    Thanks so much for the suggestions! Do you ladies do hot yoga 3-4 times a week in addition to your other living room workout routine? Or do you rotate back and forth?

  6. Roxannemanuela Reply

    HI TASH AND DEV! IM ROXANNE Cabañero FROM THE PHILIPPINES I’VE BEEN YOUR AVID FOLLOWER SINCE LAST YEAR WHEN I CAME ACROSS DEV’S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT. AND THEN I DISCOVERED TASHES TOO! EXCITING AS I SCROLL DOWN ALL THE PICTURES AND I MUST SAY IM REALLY IMPRESSED AND INSPIRED TO the both of you which leads me to EMBRACE MYSELF MORE! LOVE MYSELF MORE despite my eating habits which lead me to have a bad figure. its a struggle ESPECIALLY for someone who loves food. and fighting depression at the same. little by little i am starting to cope up. I’ve heard about hot yoga before and i was too scared to try the fact that it is hot i COULDN’T even stand a minute in a sauna room what more to this. but now it changes as i watch both of you become more amazing each day and finally revealed your workout routine secrets now i have decided to conquer my fear after reading this article. i will now try hot yoga. you both have inspired me so much in a lot of ways and i wanna thank you both of you for staying genuine and happy. A good role model on how a woman should embrace life and be happy no matter what challenges it may come. Im your follower on instagram @roxannecabanero i put it on private because i dont feel confident about myself. But hopefully soon i shall gain my confidence back again once im in shape and will follow all your workout and diet tips here on your abikiniaday blog.. Thank you again for this wonderful article. it helps a lot! Hope to meet of both of you here in the philippines as you guys love the beach so much we have 7000 islands here in the philippines exotic places to visit. Hope both of you will consider to visit my beautiful country. More power to the both of you lovely ladies! keep inspiring us! GOd bless :-)

  7. Manon Reply

    Hello, you are amazing ! Since how long do you practice hot Yoga ?

  8. RaquEl Reply

    You ladies are my number one fiTsporation!!! So happy to see we share hot yoga in common!!

  9. Where is that amazing crop top from?

    x

  10. Anna Reply

    Love hot yogA! This is a bit off tOpic, but im dyIng to know what you girls eat for Breakfast typically? And do you eat it before or after your workout?

  11. KAY Reply

    where can i get the same exact pants???? :) i love those!!!

  12. daisy Reply

    There’s nothing a fancy about a gym, any typical middle class person(s) would have a gym membership, cost $20 a month. hot yoga is fancy…

  13. Shannon Reply

    Perfect outfit! (No surprises There :) )
    What brand are the leggings Tash is Wearng?
    Loving these posts thank you!

  14. Katie Reply

    Im loving this Fitness series as well! Im very cUrious how many times a week you incorprate hot yoga into your weeklY too!

  15. Stefanie Reply

    I love hot yoga as well. It’s honestly like an addiction (in the best way possible)! How many times a week do you ladies go?

  16. I love this Fitness series. Tash is so inspiring and i’ve always wanted to know how she stays in such amazing bikini body shaPe. How many days a week does tash do hot yoga please?

    Deanna
    http://Www.designinggal.ca

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