The studio is heated using energy-efficient, low voltage radiant heating panels that were designed by the Environmental Protection Agency for Energy Efficiency. The panels can be used in homes or commercial environments and can often cut energy consumption (or costs) whether gas or electric by up to 40%.
With these heating panels the heat will radiate toward you, but you’ll still be able to breathe!
If you are going to participate in hot yoga classes, we cannot emphasize the importance of proper hydration before and after you attend the class. Here are a few quick tips to help you manage your hydration and reap the most benefits during your hot yoga practice:
- Don’t wait until right before class to chug a glass of water. It takes the body at least 45 minutes plus to properly process water through the system. Drink liquids to hydrate your body continuously throughout the day, making a concentrated effort up to 90 minutes before any hot yoga class.
- Especially in the summer, you need to hydrate with more than just water. Look for ingredients like sodium and potassium salts, magnesium, and chloride – also known as electrolytes – that replenish fluids while keeping the body balanced. Beverages with electrolytes include sports drinks and coconut water. You can also purchase electrolyte supplements from the studio to have before, during or after class.
- The foods you eat can provide hydration too. Include foods high in water content like fruits and green leafy veggies in your diet.
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and starchy foods – all of which can cause dehydration.
- How much water is enough?
The average person loses 2 litres of water a day, so be sure to drink that much water daily as a bare minimum to replenish. If you are practicing hot yoga, your consumption level should be even higher. Every body is different and the above is just a guide, so we recommend listening to your body as it will tell you if you need more hydration.