“A Place for Healing” at Namaste Yoga Studio.
Undoubtedly, when reading or hearing the words “Hot Yoga” a picture forms of what this means and looks like; Western culture has focused upon the physical fitness aspects and image portrayed in magazines mostly in relation to promoting a perception of health their product can bring into lives.
Without going into lots of science, heat breaks down the gel matrix found throughout your body, the “lubrication” of your joints and muscle sleeves so they glide over each other without frictions and releasing you to move freely into your asana practice. This lubrication happens with very little added heat, making extreme temps a personal choice and preference. Like butter melting on a hot day.
Hot Yoga…is nothing more than doing yoga in a heated room.
A one degreerise in body temperature will begin to kill bacteria and viruses. It’s akin to Lord of the Rings Return of the King when the dead army swarmed across the orcs laying waste. Postures in heated yoga encourage movement of fluids, releasing the river and washing away the bodies. Nearest exit point? Your skin/pores through sweat. It’s not a pretty image, but it’s truly an accurate one. The Garden Room temperatures are adjusted according to the weather outside, here in Vegas, for optimum health benefits.
Humidity activates the skin organ. This means the skin, which is very thick over most of our body, becomes LOADED with blood and lymph, pushing waste products out, bringing fresh oxygen to the brain and organs, moving fluids at an increased rate throughout the body as a whole.
Once the skin has been activated, the poses are designed around encouraging this normal cleaning process. Humidity is an excellent piece to add into a yoga practice in Vegas, as the moisture will nourish nasal passages and lungs, helping your body in dealing with dehydration during the summer months of Yoga in Las Vegas. You can reduce nosebleeds and nasal cracking by spending time in a humid environment, especially when doing pranayama practices.
That is why Namaste Yoga Studio is following guidelines of health practices for best benefit, and as such you will expect to find:
- No Mirrors-Use your Drishti =)
- Heat between 88° and 96°
- Humidity to start the sweating
- Cool MIST fan to revive you in the Hottest times
- Teachers instead of “instructors”
- Students who are on their inner journey
- Limited class sizes, this is necessary for safety
- Larger classes will have TWO instructors for safety
- Community based activities
- Workshops to build skills and explore fun stuff like flying yoga!
- Special events and workshops
- Live Music EVERY Saturday-no extra charges
Come on in, try us out, you can check in through YELP CHECK-INS for a free first yoga class, $12 to drop in.
See you soon! Namaste.
Namaste Yoga Studio
7240 West Azure Drive #115
Las Vegas, NV 89130