5 Ways to Deepen Your Hot Yoga Practice

With the tail end of winter and the beginning of spring, you might’ve come to realize that a sound boost to body’s fitness would bring about a radical change in your general wellness and feel good factor as well.

Now if you feel that your workout schedule has been erratic due to heavy snow or long cold freezing winter mornings, it’s just the time to shake yourself up and make a leap to a consistent practice.

Let’s run through some steps which could go a long way in ensuring that your hot yoga practice becomes a lot more utilitarian, even as the overall experience becomes more positive.

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1. START YOUR PRACTICE RIGHT NOW!

It is but human Nature to make excuses and reason out of self commitments & challenges. Starting or being consistent with your Hot Yoga practice is no different! However, it is NEVER too late to get started! Be it in the middle of the summer, at age 58 or being 40 pounds' overweight. Yoga and more over Hot Yoga is a form that helps you build muscle tone and fitness irrespective of your Age, Form & Flexibility. The trick is to get STARTED! Whether it is a stalled practice or your first initiation to Yoga, Just DO it! In a matter of 1 – 3 – 6 months you will realize the progress that you have achieved by making this practice into a habit that pays for the rests of your life.

2. PUSH YOURSELF FURTHER

To make sure you make simply the best out of your hot yoga training, it would really be a fine idea if you choose to set some goals for yourself. And that way, you’d come to realize that you are able to push yourself further and get the most out of all that your hot yoga training sessions have to offer.

3. CHOOSE TO BECOME A HOT YOGA INFLUENCER

If you come to realize that your hot yoga coaching and sessions are actually beneficial, or you ended up receiving more than you initially bargained for, why not become a hot yoga influencer! So you may choose to share your positive experiences in discussions, with your family or even at your workplace. Or you may share your positive experiences on social media or forums. This would even work towards letting you stay committed to your practice, or motivate you further towards working upon techniques that need improvement.

4. FINDING A GOOD STUDIO

    Choosing the right kind of a studio for your hot yoga training and practice is of great importance, so as to make sure that you build strong fundamentals and deepen your yoga practice. Yoga Alliance is basically a U.S. based nonprofit membership trade and professional organization for yoga teachers. RYT stands for a Registered Yoga Teacher, and it is a certification given by Yoga Alliance.

    Similarly, if a Yoga School adheres to certain standards wherein the qualification also involves its trainers, it gets one of the RYS (Registered Yoga School) certifications. So it is highly preferable that you choose to go for a RYS 200 or a RYS 500 yoga studio. It is also preferable that your yoga school is OHYA (Original Hot Yoga Studios) certified.

    5.CONSIDER GOING FOR A TTC (TEACHER TRAINING COURSE)  

    Consider joining a teacher training course at a well known studio in your city or outside. TTC allows you to take your yoga training and poses to the next level while empowering you with options to teach or practice in a structured way.