Fuel Your Fire

Hot 8 Yoga provides you with a community, connected through the practice of heated yoga classes, helping you to elevate and fire your practice.

Credo

Hottest. Cleanest. Most Connected.

Service Values

We participate
We are judgement free
We take ownership
We are a team
We are professional
We learn
We clean
We stay present

Why the 8 in Hot 8 Yoga?


Yoga is one of the six orthodox systems of Indian philosophy. It was collated, coordinated and systematized by Patanjali in his classical work, the Yoga Sutras, sometime between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D. Patanjali enumerated the means for the quest of the soul as the eight limbs or stages of Yoga. The 8 in Hot 8 Yoga represents Patanjali’s 8 yoga sutras: A precise set of doctrines and principles that create the foundation for living a Yogic life.

The Yamas and Niyamas are moral disciplines to bring an individual into balance with your higher Self. Practicing asanas, or postures at Hot 8 Yoga keep the body healthy and strong and in harmony with nature. The next two stages, Pranayama and Pratyahara, teach the yogi to regulate the breath and thereby control the mind. This helps to free the senses from the objects of desire. Finally Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi take the yogi into the innermost recesses of the soul. The last three stages keep the yogi in harmony with the Self.

Yama - Five moral restraints- External relationship with the world

Ahimsa (non-violence)
Satya (truthfulness)
Asteya (non-stealing)
Bramacharya (moderation)
Aparigraha (non-hoarding)

Niyama - Five observances - Internal relationship with Self

Saucha (cleanliness)
Santosha (contentment)
Tapas (discipline)
Svadhyaya (self-study)
Ishvara Pranidhana (devotion)

Asana-physical postures

Pranayama-Breath control/mindful breathing

Pratyahara-Sense withdrawal/turning inward

Dharana-Concentration

Dhyana-Meditation

Samadhi-Union with self with object of meditation