Why So Humid? How Hot 8 Yoga adds humidity to provide a healthier practice

In the hot environment created in a hot yoga room, heaters evaporate much of the natural humidity in the air. That is why many yoga rooms will feel like their heat is a “dry heat”. This is particularly noticeable in yoga studios that use infrared or radiant heat. Read More

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Don't Get Sick! Hot 8 Yoga Heat Helps you get a Healthier Practice

Dust mites. Parasites. Viruses. And virulent bacteria. Practice or teach yoga in a group, and these bugs will be beside you as you move from Surya Namaskar to Sarvangasana. It’s enough to make a yogini sick—unless you take careful steps to guard against germs. Read More

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Ever Had a Headache After a Hot Yoga Practice? How Hot 8 Yoga’s Heat Helps You Get A Healthier Workout

The rush of fresh oxygen into the bloodstream has the ability to calm our nerves, focus our mind, and ignite our mental and physical endurance. If your practice includes Ujjayi Breath, you’ve experienced the power of fully integrating your breath with your practice. The combination of movement with breath is the essential union that unlocks the life changing abilities of yoga. Read More

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How Meditation Changes Your Brain

There are a lot of reasons why people think meditation doesn't work. It's too simple, or I’m not doing it right. How can sitting quietly for ten minutes and trying to focus only on your breath help you get more things done in the day? It doesn't work on me, or I can’t keep my mind still for that long. Read More

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How to manage stress with meditation

Stress. All of us have it. That's why we created How To Manage Stress With Meditation, with instructor Charlie Knoles. In this course, Charlie helps you identify the sources of stress in your life and develop a new, healthy way to deal with stresses of all kinds. He'll also offer you a guided meditation to train your mind to react to stress in the most healthy of ways. This course is on sale for $29 but act fast! This special offer lasts until Monday, June 30th at 11:59pm EST. View the Course and Video >

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Yoga Health Benefits for Men

While women are still the majority in yoga classes, there's a strong movement of men not only trying yoga, but striving both on and off the mat. Men benefit just as much from a regular yoga routine as women. Read the full article >

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Health Benefits of Practicing Hot Yoga

Sun salutations are hard enough on their own, so why add 100 degrees? Well, the answer is simple — it’s the benefits, of course! As a certified yoga instructor and self-proclaimed “hot yogi,” I can assure you that there are many benefits to practicing Bikram and hot yoga. But of course, those benefits don’t come without a few precautions as well. Read on for the 411 on how to practice safe hot yoga. Read the full article >

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20 Reasons Why Mindful Meditation is Good for Your Health

For starters, let's define what mindfulness is: A Perspectives on Psychological Science study described it as "the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment." With that in mind, here are 20 reasons why you might want to consider incorporating mindfulness meditation into your daily life. And for our full coverage on the topic, click over to our Mindfulness Meditation page. Read the full article >

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