WHAT IS HOT YOGA?

POURQUOI CHAUD ?

The heat helps increase flexibility and get rid of toxins through sweat. Certain postures even allows cleansing of the veins and arteries. Hot yoga is also famous for weight loss. It stimulates the organs, glands and nerves by bringing freshly oxygenated blood to the whole body, thus ensuring the proper functioning of all internal systems (immune, nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, hormonal, etc. ). This physical and mental discipline works  muscles in depth, increases strength and improves posture in general. It is aimed at both women and men of all ages, all levels and represents real sports training. Each posture stretches and strengthens muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints thus preparing the body for the next posture. Hatha Yoga provides most of the postures, however we give freedom to our teachers to teach according to their experience, style and vision of yoga. So no course will be alike!

The classes end with a deep relaxation in Shavasana. This posture  allows you to release the remaining tensions,  to absorb all the benefit of the practice and to take a moment to congratulate yourself. A Hot Yoga session is a real challenge for the body and the mind. If you think you are too nervous, not flexible enough or too active come and give it a try, you will be surprised!

WHO IS HOT YOGA MEANT FOR??

BEFORE YOUR YOGA CLASS

DURING YOUR YOGA CLASS

AFTER YOUR YOGA CLASS

HOW DO YOU SURVIVE AT 37 DEGREES?

We work in a heated room to facilitate deeper stretching , a faster and more efficient elimination of toxins, thus reducing the risk of muscle injuries. Don't worry! We use radiant heating which heats the elements, not the air, so you won't suffocate. You are the one who heats up as the class progresses while breathing normally. It’s not at all the same feeling as a sauna!

WHO IS HOT YOGA FOR?

Hot Yoga is for beginners as well as athletes, whether you have knowledge of Yoga or not, for people in good shape or not ! Hot Yoga is for people who want to feel good about themselves. It is specially designed for beginners and will adapt to your body and its evolution. After each class, you will find a difference: a step taken and a new feeling. The following days you will feel more energetic and in better shape ! The feeling felt after a yoga class is comparable to great serenity, even relief.  We feel extremely good, relaxed and zen. Our hot yoga classes are open to people aged 16 and over.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE HOT YOGA?

A minimum of once a week so that the body can keep the benefits of the past session and that you can progress and not start from scratch each time! It is obvious that the benefits will be more pronounced with a practice of 2-3 times a week. We even organize Challenges from time to time where you can practice for 30 days in a row! It's quite an experience! However, if you can only come once a week, you will still see the benefits. Be aware that Hot Yoga requires a minimum commitment on your part.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING?

Mats and towels are necessary. You can bring your own, or rent very good quality ones at a cost of 3$ each. Blocks and stretching belts will be unavailable for the moment, but essential. Please get yours for hygiene reasons. You will need to put your shoes in your sports bag or in our shoe bags on sale provided for this purpose. Thereafter, please put on socks or flip flops to move around the studio for safety reasons and also because our floors are cool in the waiting areas. We have all these items mentioned above available for sale in our studios at very good prices and above all, very good quality. Finally, bring water and hydrate yourself wells during the day before your class, during and after class. We also provide you with water, natural juice drinks and teas and herbal teas adapted to each class! We recommend that you limit the consumption of coffee on the day of your class, as coffee dehydrates. Also it is appropriate to eat a light snack 2-3 hours before class, especially if your class is at dinner time.

WHAT IF I AM SOAR AFTER MY CLASS?

Body aches are the result of lactic acid depositing on muscles that haven't worked for some time; this means that you have had a good practice. Now one of the best ways to get that lactic acid down is to do more stretches so come back the next day. After 20 minutes the aches will dissipate.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOT YOGA?

A regular Hot Yoga practice helps maintain excellent health. It helps relieve back pain and tones muscles; it reduces the symptoms of chronic diseases; it relieves headaches; it refines the silhouette and gives self-confidence; it promotes vigor, resistance, flexibility and concentration; it reduces stress and tension by offering a complete workout that brings physical and mental well-being. It helps prevent disease because it boosts the immune system, improves posture and spinal alignment, and limits the effects of aging.

HOT YOGA HELPS REDUCE THE BELOW EFFECTS:

Stress, lethargy, fatigue, lack of energy, sleep disorder, lack of breath and cardio. Back pain, headaches, neck pain, overweight, high cholesterol. It helps to improve your performance in other sports by allowing the muscles to be more flexible and thus to avoid injuries and promotes faster recovery!

WHAT TO DO IF YOU CAN'T SUPPORT THE HEAT?

For some people, high body temperature may seem difficult to bear at first. In no case should you force yourself to practice the whole series if it is too hard. The heat liquefies the blood, a process which the first 3 times can create discomfort. If this discomfort is present, it's really time to take care of yourself. And note that your body will get used to it after 3 classes, and that it will allow you to surpass yourself in complete safety. When you feel discomfort, you can sit down for a while before resuming. It is not recommended to leave the class, however you are free in our studios, so go step by step, simply by listening to yourself. Little by little, you get used to the heat and soon, you can't live without it. It allows you to progress more quickly, and brings a well-being that you will never have imagined!

HOW TO DRESS ?

Light clothes are required, many customers come in short clothes in order to be as free as possible, do not hesitate to bring your shorts and your short top, the light is dimmed.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DRINK?

We recommend that you hydrate throughout the day before your class, during and after each class, in small sips, little water and very often! Water drunk only in the class will not be enough to replace the minerals lost through perspiration, so be prepared, and take the opportunity to become aware of your normal water intake in a day. You should consume at least 2 liters of water per day in general. Also small techniques such as adding saline solutions  and minerals sold at the store could help you better hydrate your body.

WHY IS IDOLEM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HOT YOGA STUDIOS?

Our courses are all different, and not alike. They vary according to the teacher, the energy of the class and its students. So you have access to a wide variety of styles and teachings, all of which have the same goal: to offer you a physical yoga class that will bring you well-being. You have the right to drink when you want and to take a break if you feel the need to lie on your mat. You also have the right to leave the room, however be aware that you are disturbing the people attending the course, so do not leave the room in case of extreme necessity and ideally wait for the course to end before recovering your personal belongings. The goal of our teaching is to listen to oneself and to go beyond one's limits, while respecting them. So even if we want to challenge you physically, the goal is not to hurt you and to see you often in our classes. Our teachers will show you most of the postures during the lessons, and will go around the class to make the necessary corrections that will make your yoga experience better. Finally, we always have music in our classes, in order to transport you and make you disconnect. Enjoy it.

HOW IS THE YOGA ROOM HEATED:

Infrared heating

The main effect of infrared rays is to increase the temperature of what they reach. In the case of the sun for example, those are the rays that warm us! Infrared lamps are based on the same principle. They temporarily increase the temperature of the area towards which they are directed.
All virtues of infrared lamps derive from this ability.

The increase in temperature does in effect have consequences for the operation of the heated zone.
1. Blood circulation intensifies: the area will therefore be better irrigated, the tissues repair themselves better, toxins are eliminated, etc.
2. The muscles relax: contractions and tensions due to stress disappear.
3. The skin sweats, which also helps eliminate toxins. The advantage of infrared lamps compared to other methods is that the temperature is perfectly controlled. We can therefore heat very gently. Infrared lamps are used to solve certain ailments.

We can distinguish two main types of virtues studied for infrared lamps:
1- Skin care

n this area, we are not looking to heal, but to beautify: the skin exposed to infrared is supposed to help with a more youthful appearance. Most of the time, light is used in addition to another approach, to increase its effectiveness.

2- The fight against pain


The other major use of infrared is to relax, relax muscles and soothe pain. Infrared lamps are used, for example, by physiotherapists to fight against fibromyalgia, arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, all diseases that lead to chronic pain. In daily use, the heat delivered by infrared helps relax muscles that are too tight and therefore painful. For small shoulder pain after a day spent at the computer, for example, this can be sovereign! If you are a heat lover, place yourself directly under the lamps or radiant plates. If you are still apprehensive, place yourself out of their reach close to the windows and doors of the room. In any case, our approach is to use heat as an aid to the body and not as a challenge. Listen to your body and you will be fine.