What are the benefits of practicing in a hot room?
The heat helps your muscles and connective tissue to become more elastic, allowing you to experience deeper levels of stretching with less risk of injury. It encourages sweating, which stimulates the release of toxins and flushes them from the body. Practicing in heat also increases the heart rate and strengthens the cardiovascular system.
How hot is the studio?
The temperature in the studio will be between 90 and 95 degrees, with elevated humidity. As a new student, you may find the heat very intense at first. Please remember to pace yourself and take resting poses when necessary. Drinking lots of water and bringing a full length towel to class will also help to keep you more comfortable in the heat.
What if I am not flexible?
It is a common misconception that you need to be flexible to do yoga. Yoga is for everyone, whether you can touch your toes or not. Our classes are accessible to all types of students: the stiff and limber, strong and weak. The poses are designed to enhance both strength and flexibility over time. Come as you are!
Will this class be challenging?
Yes! Power Yoga is a much more challenging cardiovascular workout than most people assume. Regardless of ones yoga experience and athletic ability, our classes will challenge every individual. We encourage students to work at their own pace and our instructors offer modifications and variations for each pose to make the classes accessible to all levels of students.
How often should I practice?
As with anything, the more you practice, the more you benefit. If you are new to this practice we encourage you to attend as many classes as possible in your first month. This will help you to learn the basics, acclimate to the heat, and build a strong foundation for your yoga practice. After you have built the foundation for your practice, we recommend committing to a practice of 3-4 times per week if possible. Even if you can only fit in one class in a week you will see and feel the benefits.
When will I see results?
In just a few classes you should start to notice progress and begin to build strength, flexibility, focus and stamina. Initially, you are most likely going to experience some soreness in your muscles after your practice. This is a good thing! It means your body is changing, and it is already growing stronger. With a dedication to your practice you can expect to see a transformation in your body, mind, and overall health. But don’t take our word for it; try your first class today!
What is the minimum required age to participate?
Can I practice yoga if I am recovering from an injury?
Yes, with the proper modifications to your practice you can still do yoga. Yoga can often be beneficial to people with injuries or chronic pain by helping the body regain its balance between strength and flexibility, movement and awareness.It is important to notify your instructor of any injuries, medical conditions or other concerns you have so they can modify your practice safely and accordingly. If you have chronic or acute condition, it is recommended that you consult with your health care provider before beginning a yoga practice or any other activity.
Is yoga a religion?
No, yoga is not a religion. While some styles of yoga do incorporate spiritual practices, at Milwaukee Power Yoga we focus on the connection between your body and breath. We leave chanting out of our practice in order to make people from all belief backgrounds feel comfortable in our classes.
Is yoga just stretching?
Although yoga involves stretching your muscles, the practice as a whole offers much more than that. Yoga increases flexibility, but it also builds strength and concentration, helps to create proper alignment in the body, and provides a cardiovascular workout.
Will yoga help me lose weight?
Yoga can make you look and feel better, regardless of your weight. That said, yoga can help you to lose weight. The practice will help you increase metabolism, burn calories and build strength. Yoga is also about healthy living, which also includes a healthy diet.