Standing Head to Knee Pose: Is it a Lifetime Journey?

Yogasol member in standing head to knee pose

Dandayamana-Janushirasana: Standing head to knee pose “…lock the knee, lock the knee, lock the knee…” When you hear that pose named, how does it make you feel? In my own yoga journey, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Standing Head to Knee Pose. Standing Head to Knee Pose from the Beginning The first time I…

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Pranayama: How Breath Control Changes Your Mind and Body

Yogasol members exhaling in pranayama pose at beginning of class

Pranayama. This is how we begin each 26 & 2 Hot Yoga class. Prana: life force + Yama: control. We start by bringing conscious control to our life force with the breath. During pranayama, we take the time to connect our minds to our bodies and bring stability to our practice. When your prana or…

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VO2 Max, a Longer Life, and Hot Yoga – What’s the Correlation?

HIIT class increasing cardio fitness

Can VO2 max predict a longer life? Everyone wants to live longer, look younger, and feel better. We’ve been searching for the elixir of life since before de Leon’s expedition for the fountain of youth. If the medieval alchemists ever succeeded, we’ve since lost the knowledge. However, science has helped us discover we have the…

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Top 7 Benefits of Practicing Pilates

HIIT Pilates Class Side Plank

If you like fun and fast ways to get and stay fit, we’ve got a power-packed treat for you. Our pilates classes fit almost any lifestyle. AND the best part – we keep them fun, fast-paced, and calorie-burning. Whether you’re a parent, workaholic or simply someone who doesn’t move their body as much as you’d…

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8 Benefits of Air Purification in Your Yoga Studio

cobra pose inhale

When you’re heading to the yoga studio, you probably don’t think about air quality; however, we think you should. A studio with excellent air quality can help keep you healthy and enhance your practice. But if you’re practicing in an enclosed, hot and humid environment, fresh and clean air might be tough to provide. At…

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Science Shows 5 Unlikely Benefits of Regular Heat Exposure

lady practicing yoga in hot room

As a hot yoga and hot pilates community, we have long experienced the benefits of regular heat exposure. We love coming to the hot room day in and day out. We feel more energized, flexible, even nicer when we sweat it all out! And now scientific researchers have data backing us up. In one of…

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Somatic Experiences: Mental Health Strategies with Yoga

student in savasana at end of class

In June of 2022, 3.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the Johnny Depp defamation trial, and many more followed the proceedings on social media channels. Many of those viewers were hearing about Borderline Personality Disorder for the first time. Is this new focus on BPD helping or harming the community? While naming the disorder can give…

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5 Reasons You Need a Yoga Posture Clinic

A yoga posture clinic? Who needs that? In our current electronic society, it’s rare for someone to intuitively understand and practice proper posture and body alignment. We’re constantly hunched over desks. Sitting all day. Looking down at our mobile devices. All of theses activities can lead to poor posture and poor alignment. In many cases,…

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Why Hot Yoga 26 & 2 is the OG Hot Yoga in the US

yogasol members practicing the sit-up pose

Hot yoga 26 & 2 offers many benefits. And some people don’t realize it, but hot yoga 26 & 2 is the OG hot yoga in the US. The roots of yoga began over 5000 years ago in India. Because of the heat and humidity in India, there was no need to create a different environment…

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