Yoga City is excited to now offer hot yoga and warm yoga classes
at our Mississauga studio.
The temperature of our hot yoga classes range between 90-100°F (32-38°C) and our warm classes are between 80-90°F (27-32°C).
Infrared Heat for a Better Hot Yoga Experience
Yoga City uses infrared heating panels in our studio that are similar to the heat produced by the sun. Unlike convectional heating, which warms the air and surfaces, infrared heat heats objects and people directly. It creates a movement of heat in the body through optimum blood circulation to produce a sense of deep warmth. This makes our warm and hot yoga classes more welcoming for a lot of students. Expect a dryer heat, with less humidity than at other hot yoga studios.
Benefits of Hot Yoga
Hot yoga offers many benefits for the body and mind to enhance your yoga practice.
You can expect to work up a sweat in hot yoga. Sweat helps flush toxins from the body through the skin and by stimulating the digestive system – particularly the kidneys, liver and colon, which are responsible for waste elimination.
As your body heats up in a hot yoga class, your muscles become more pliable, allowing you to move deeper into certain stretches and poses. Be careful not to overstretch in the heat though, as this can lead to injury.
Practicing yoga in a heated room elevates your heart rate, which makes your body work harder. While both unheated yoga and hot yoga help build strength and tone, hot yoga delivers it in a much more intense cardiovascular workout.
Focus and determination
Hot yoga is great for building mental endurance. Practicing in the heat while the sweat drips off you teaches you how to push through feelings of discomfort and persevere– something you can take with you off your mat as well!
Yoga City is committed to your safety and wellbeing. If you have any of the following conditions, then we do NOT recommend you practice hot yoga.
- High or low blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Prone to fainting
Please consult with your doctor before taking a hot yoga class.
In addition, if you experience any dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion, poor vision or weakness during a hot yoga class, these may be signs of heat exhaustion. Leave the room immediately and drink plenty of water.
If you have never practiced yoga before, we recommend you start with an unheated Beginner yoga class.
How to Prepare for Hot Yoga
We recommend the following to ensure a positive hot yoga experience.
- Avoid eating 2-3 hours before hot yoga, to give your body time to digest the food already consumed
- Avoid drinking coffee before class (this will dehydrate you)
- Given the amount of sweat lost during a hot yoga class (sometimes more than 3 litres!), drink plenty of water before, during and after class to replenish your body
- If you have never practiced hot yoga before, start with a warm class to get used to the heat
- Try not to continually towel yourself off during class. When internal heat builds in the body, you begin to sweat to cool the body down and keep it within the normal range of body temperature. Wiping off your sweat will only produce more sweat and make your body’s cooling system work harder
- If you need to take a break during class, drop down to Child’s pose, where the air is cooler
- If you experience signs of heat exhaustion, please leave the room, sit down and drink plenty of water
- Replace minerals and electrolytes lost through sweating with Gatorade, coconut water, electrolyte tablets (e.g. Emergen-C), or water mixed with a pinch of salt, sugar and lemon
At Yoga City, we always advocate for you to listen to your body and do what’s best for you.
Sign Up For Hot Yoga!
Ready to make it hot? Check out Yoga City’s class schedule to sign up for a hot class today!