Yoga for Your Menstrual Cycle

Tina laying in Savasana after hot yoga class

The final days of my menstrual cycle… I lay on the floor in Savasana, wiped out. The sweat rolled off my entire body. And yet I felt embraced by the weight of the heat and humidity. In that moment, I knew day 1 of my menstrual cycle would be the next day or possibly the…

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Practice Gratitude for Better Physical and Mental Health

hot yoga community sitting in asana

Practice gratitude the better way. When the pandemic hit, the yoga industry had a tough time keeping the lights (and in our case, the heat) on. We never started this business to make a ton of money. Our goal has always been to provide an inviting community where like-minded yogis could gather to experience the…

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Does Yoga Actually Reduce Frailty as you age?

Yoga studio owner Dan Markowitz in camel pose

Yoga reduces frailty, says researchers… When we were kids, we used to dream what we would be when we grew up. I don’t know about you, but once I reached my 30s and 40s, I figured I had grown up. I look ahead a year or maybe 5 in advance, and that’s about it. But what if…

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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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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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Practice Like the GOAT Tom Brady, Using His TB12 Principles

There’s no argument, Tom Brady is one of the greatest athletes of all time. In his new book The TB12 Method, the GOAT shares his method for a lifetime of high performance. Digging into the book, we realized Tom Brady’s TB12 principles can benefit every yoga participant too. Here are some of our favorite principles…

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