What is Hot Yoga?

It is practicing a structured sequence of 26 postures (asanas) and 2 breathing exercises within a hot room is a heart thumping sweat fest that rewards regular practice with glowing health. In addition to the stretching and toning of your muscles, you may also notice enhanced physical performance, the healing of old injuries, and the preventing of future wear and tear. Thanks to hot yoga’s inherent detoxifying and cleansing qualities, valued wellness goals such as weight loss, deeper sleep, and relief of chronic discomfort are just a handful of the typical results we have seen in our students!

What is Hot Pilates?

Hot Pilates is a chal­leng­ing, full body, low impact, high inten­sity work­out, using Pilates prin­ci­ples. The class is sequenced to curated music and the room is heated to 95 degrees with 40% humidity. It is designed for all fit­ness lev­els. It helps tone and strengthen mus­cles with­out the pound­ing of a high impact workout. Additionally it is an excellent class to achieve if you are recovering from an injury.

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At Fluid Yoga we believe that you are worthy of accomplishing any level of health and fitness and it can be transformative. We breath, we warm up, we set our intention, and we break through boundaries. The best part? We do it together, as a community.

Hot Yoga and Hot Pilates Safety

Fluid hot classes are a full-body workouts and like any new fitness routine, you may want to chat with your doctor before your first class. Also, if you’re new to Fluid Yoga or to a particular instructor, please let us know — we are happy to answer any questions. We were all new students at one time — everyone remembers their first Hot Yoga and Hot Pilates class!

The 26 Classic Yoga Poses And Their Benefits

  • A. Pranayama series
    Standing deep breathing
    Teaches you to use 100 percent of your lungs. Most people use only a small percentage of their lung capacity, never allowing the lungs to reach the maximum expansion that nature intended. Expands the lungs and increases circulation, elevating your core temperature and preparing the muscles for exercise. Good for mental relaxation. Helps with sleep disorders, irritability. Helps maintain good blood pressure.
  • ARDHA CHANDRASANA
    1. ardha chandrasana
    half-moon pose with hands to feet pose
    Firms and trims the waistline, hips, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Improves and strengthens every muscle in the central part of the body, especially the abdomen. Increases flexibility of the spine, corrects bad posture, promotes proper kidney function, and helps to cure enlargement of the liver and spleen, dyspepsia, and constipation. Strengthens abdominal muscles. Increases flexibility and strength of the rectus abdominis, latisimus dorsi, oblique, deltoid, and trapezius muscles. Releases frozen shoulders. Aids in recovery of slipped or ruptured disc.
  • 2. pada hastasana
    hands to feet
    Firms and trims the waistline, hips, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Increases the flexibility of the spine as well as the glutes, hamstrings, calves. Greatly improves blood circulation to the legs and brain, and strengthens the rectus abdominis, gluteus maximus, oblique, deltoid and trapezius muscles. Relieves sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, and gout in the legs. Cure slipped disc and lumbago in the lower spine. Firms all muscles of thighs, calves, and hips.
  • Utkatasana
    3. utkatasana
    awkward pose
    Strengthens and firms all muscles of upper and lower legs, and hips, also improves hip mobility. Strengthens and tones the upper arms, shoulders and abdomen. Increases blood circulation in the knees and ankle joints and relieves rheumatism, arthritis, and gout in the legs. Helps to cure slipped disc’s and lumbago in the lower spine.
  • garurasana
    4. garurasana
    eagle
    Supplies fresh blood to the sexual organs and the kidneys, increasing sexual power and control. Firms the calves, thighs, hips, abdomen, and upper arms. Improves the flexibility of the hip, knee, and ankle joints and strengthens the latisimus dorsi, trapezius, and deltoid muscles.
  • 5. dandayamana janushirasana
    standing head to knee pose
    Helps develop concentration, patience, and determination. Improves balance. Tightens abdominal and thigh muscles. Improves hamstring and hip flexibility. Strengthens all the leg muscles, in addition to the deltoid, trapezius, latisimus dorsi, scapula.
  • dandayamana dhanuraiana
    6. dandayamana dhanuraiana
    standing bow pulling pose
    The most cardiovascular pose in the series increases blood flow over the body at same time. Keeps the stomach trim or helps get it trim with shoulders up and chest down. Clears blockage of the arteries for prevention of cardiac problems. Improves mental determination and develops balance. Tightens abdominal and thigh muscles. Tightens arms, hips, and buttocks. Improves posture, while increasing elasticity of the rib cage and the lungs. Improves flexibility and strength. of the spine, legs, hips and shoulders.
  • Balancing stick pose
    7. tuladandasana
    balancing stick pose
    Perfects control and balance. Firms hips, buttocks, and upper thighs, as well as providing many of the same benefits for the legs as in Standing Head to Knee. Increases circulation and strengthens the cardiovascular system, this is an excellent exercise for poor posture. Improves flexlibility, strength, and muscle tone of shoulders, upper arms, spine, and hip joints. Helps relieve depression, loss of memory and constipation. Increases circulation to the brain and adrenal glands. Creates marriage between strength and balance. Stretches the spine and back of the legs.
  • 8. dandytamana bibhaktaeada paschimottanasana
    standing separate leg stretching pose
    Improves and helps alleviate sciatica by stretching the sciatic nerves in the muscles of the back of the legs. Helps the functioning of most of the internal organs, especially the small and large intestine. Changes chemical imbalances in the system. Helps with menstrual disorders. The whole body is affected; muscles, nerves & tissues. Good for hip and back pain.
  • trikanasana
    9. trikanasana
    triangle pose
    Works almost every muscles, joint, tendon, and internal organ in the body. Revitalizes nerves, veins, and tissues. Helps lumbago and rheumatism of the lower spine by flexing and strengthening the last five vertebrae. Improves posture. Most important pose to increase the strength and flexibility of the hip and side of the torso. Firms the thighs and hips, slims the waistline, and improves the deltoid, trapezius, scapula, and latisimus muscles.Helps maintain good blood sugar balance. Compression of the pancreas and kidney. Marriage between pineal and thyroid. Helps with colds, sinus problems, migraines. Muscular, skeletal, endocrine, digestive and reproductive systems all benefit.
  • dandayamana bibhaktapada janushirasana
    10. dandayamana bibhaktapada janushirasana
    standing separate leg head to knee pose
    Many of the same benefits as Hands to Feet Pose. Helps develop concentration, patience, and determination. Improves balance. Tightens abdominal and thigh muscles. Improves hamstring and hip flexibility. Strengthens all the leg muscles, in addition to the deltoid, trapezius, latisimus dorsi, scapula, and biceps.
  • tadasana
    11. tadasana
    Tree Pose
    Improves posture patience and balance. Increases the flexibility of the ankles, knees, and hip joints. By strengthening the internal oblique muscles, it helps prevent hernia. Creates balance in body and mind. Strengthens stomach muscles. Helps to avoid gout, arthritis of the knee, leg. Strengthens weak joints. Challenges your mental concentration.
  • padangustasana
    12. padangustasana
    toe stand pose
    Develops excellent balance, concentration and patience. Helps to cure gout and rheumatism of the knees, ankles, and feet. Helps cure hemorrhoid problems. Improves posture patience and balance. Increases the flexibility of the ankles, knees, and hip joints. By strengthening the internal oblique muscles, it helps prevent hernia. Creates balance in body and mind. Strengthens stomach muscles. Helps to avoid gout, arthritis of the knee, leg. Strengthens weak joints. Challenges your mental concentration.
  • savasana
    13. savasana
    dead body pose
    Dead body pose returns blood circulation to normal. Teaches complete relaxation. Returns the body to it’s normal slate. Preparation for floor series.
  • pavanamuktasana
    14. pavanamuktasana
    wind removing pose
    Abdominal pressure on ascending, descending and tranverse colon regulates digestion. Stretches tight hips. Straightens the spine. Alleviates and reduces flatulence, the source of most chronic abdominal discomforts. Improves the flexibility of the hip joints and firms the abdomen, thighs, and hips.
  • Sit up
    15. sit-up
    Strengthens and tightens abdomen. Releases toxins from the lungs. Increases flexibility of the spine.
  • bhujangasana
    16. bhujangasana
    cobra pose
    Increases spinal strength and flexibility, helps prevent lower back pain, and helps cure lumbago, rheumatism and arthritis of the spine. Improves menstrual problems (irregularity, cramps, backache). Cures loss of appetite. Helps Improve posture. Improves the functioning of the liver and spleen. Strengthens the deltoids, trapezius and triceps. Increases spinal strength and flexibility. Helps prevent lower backache, cure lumbago, rheumatism, and arthritis of the spine. Improves the functioning of the liver and spleen.
  • salabhasana
    17. salabhasana
    locust pose
    Strengthens the upper back, arms, fingers, hamstrings and calves. Helps back or spinal problems such as gout, slipped disc, and sciatica. Helps tennis elbow and is also excellent for toning the buttocks and hip rotators. Cures gout, slipped disc, sciatica, and tennis elbow. Excellent for firming buttocks and hips.
  • poorna salabhasana
    18. poorna salabhasana
    full locust pose
    Same therapeutic value as the Cobra Pose and the same upper-body benefits as the Standing Bow Pulling. Strengthens the middle back, upper arms, hips, and hamstrings.
  • dhanurasana
    19. dhanurasana
    Bow Pose
    Improves the functioning of the large and small intestines, the liver, kidneys, and spleen. Helps straighten rounded spines, relieves backaches, and improves kyphotic upper body posture (rounded shoulders) opening the rib cage and strengthening the upper back, permitting maximum expansion of the lungs and increased oxygen intake. Revitalizes all spinal nerves by increasing the circulation of the spine. Improves digestion and strengthens abdominal muscles, upper arms, thighs and hips. Works entire spine. Helps with back pain and scoliosis. Holds vertebrae in position.
  • plank pose
    20. plank pose
    Strengthens the arms, wrists, and spine Tones the abdomen thighs hips and buttocks Helps straighten rounded spines, relieves backaches, and improves kyphotic upper body posture (rounded shoulders) opening the rib cage and strengthening the upper back, permitting maximum expansion of the lungs and increased oxygen intake. Revitalizes all spinal nerves by increasing the circulation of the spine. Improves digestion Helps with back pain and scoliosis. Holds vertebrae in position.
  • supta vajrasana
    21. supta vajrasana
    fixed firm pose
    Helps sciatica, gout and rheumatism in the legs. Strengthens and improves flexibility of lower spine, hip flexors, quadriceps, knees and ankle joints. Stretches and strengthens the psoas muscles. Stretches knee and ankle joints. Relieves lower back pain *slims thighs, firms abdomen and calves. Helps cure sciatica, gout, varicose veins. Helps prevent hernia.
  • ardha kurmasana
    22. ardha kurmasana
    half tortoise pose
    Provides maximum relaxation. Helps indigestion and stretches the lower part of the lungs, increasing blood circulation to the brain. Firms the abdomen and thighs. Increases the flexibility of hip joints, scapula, deltoids, triceps, and latisimus dorsi muscles. Provides maximum relaxation. Cures indigestion, constipation, flatulence. Good for emphysema and asthma. Increases blood flow to the brain bringing mental clarity, good memory.
  • ustrasana
    23. ustrasana
    camel pose
    Stretches the abdominal organs to the maximum and helps constipation. Stretches the throat, thyroid gland, and parathyroid. It opens a narrow rib cage to give more space to the lungs. Because it produces maximum compression of the spine, it improves the flexibility of the neck and spine and relieves backache. Firms and slims the abdomen and the waistline. Opens the chest. Strengthens muscles of the back & shoulders. Produces maximum compression of the spine. Often an emotional release happens in this pose. The nervous system is stimulated. Improves flexibility of the neck and spine
  • sanangasana
    24. sanangasana
    rabbit pose
    Produces the opposite effect of the Camel; as a result, it stretches the spine to permit the nervous system to receive proper nutrition. Maintains the mobility and elasticity of the spine and back muscles. Improves digestion and helps sinus problems, and chronic tonsillitis Wonderful effect on thyroid and parathyroid glands. Improves the flexibility of the scapula and the trapezius muscles. Helps maintain mobility and elasticity of the spine and back muscles. Nurtures the nervous system. Brings blood to the brain.
  • janushirasana
    25a. janushirasana
    head to knee pose
    Increases flexibility of the shoulder muscles, hip joint, and last five vertebrae of the spine. Stretches sciatic nerve. Increases circulation to the liver, spleen, pancreas, thyroid, thymus and intestines. Enhances the proper function of the kidneys.
  • paschimotthanasana
    25b. paschimotthanasana
    stretching pose
    Circulation of blood to legs and brain. Flexibility of the spine. Stretches the back of the legs. Relieves chronic diarrhea by improving digestion.
  • ardha–matsyendrasana
    26. ardha–matsyendrasana
    spine twisting pose
    Only posture that twists the spine from top to bottom at the same time helps prevent slipped discs, scoliosis, arthritis, rheumatism. Increases circulation and nutrition to the spinal nerves, veins and tissues. Relieves lethargy, releases tension. Helps cure vertigo and dizziness. Maintains youth by improving flexibility of the spine. Helps lumbago and rheumatism of the spine. Improves digestion, removes flatulence from the intestines. Firms the abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
  • kapalbhati in vajrasana
    B. kapalbhati in vajrasana
    blowing in firm pose
    The last breathing exercise strengthens all the abdominal organs and trims the waistline. Increases circulation. Improves oxygenation to the body. Rids the body of toxins. Energizes and revitalizes the body. Helps bring mental clarity and alertness. Exhales unexpelled toxings from the body. Cools the body. Completes the practice.