Eastside Yoga And Pilates

Eastside Yoga And Pilates

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What Is Hot Yoga/Pilates And Why Should We Be Doing It?
Hot yoga and Pilates are two popular forms of exercise that offer unique benefits for the mind and body. Hot yoga is a style of yoga practiced in a heated room.
Typically, the temperature in a hot yoga class ranges from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius with high humidity.The heat helps increase flexibility, promote detoxification through sweat, and enhance cardiovascular endurance. Hot yoga can also be mentally challenging, as it requires focus and concentration in a demanding environment. It is beneficial for individuals looking to improve their strength, flexibility, balance, and mental resilience.

Pilates, on the other hand, is a low-impact exercise method developed by Joseph Pilates. It focuses on strengthening the core muscles, improving flexibility, and promoting overall body awareness and alignment. Pilates exercises often involve controlled movements and precise breathing techniques. Pilates can help improve posture, enhance muscular strength and endurance, increase flexibility, and develop a strong core. It is often recommended for individuals seeking to improve their overall body strength, stability, and coordination.Both hot yoga and Pilates offer several potential benefits and that is why at Eastside Yoga and Pilates Studio we combine them both. Here are just some of the benefits to a regular practice. 

Improved physical fitness: 
Both practices can help enhance strength, flexibility, and endurance. Hot yoga, in particular, may promote increased flexibility due to the heat, allowing for deeper stretches.

Stress relief: Engaging in these practices can provide a sense of relaxation and stress reduction. The mindfulness and focus required in hot yoga and Pilates can help calm the mind and promote mental well-being.

Mind-body connection: Both practices emphasize the connection between the mind and body. They encourage mindfulness, concentration, and body awareness, fostering a deeper understanding of one's physical and mental state.

Core strength and stability: Pilates specifically targets the core muscles, which include the abdomen, back, and pelvic floor. A strong core is essential for maintaining good posture, stability, and overall body strength.

Balance and coordination: Both hot yoga and Pilates incorporate movements that challenge balance and coordination, helping to improve these skills over time.


How Can Sweating It Out Help Us During The Cooler Months?
Sweating in a hot class, such as hot yoga, can have several benefits during the cooler months. Here's how it can be helpful:
Warmth: Sweating in a hot class can provide a temporary boost of warmth to your body. The elevated temperature in the room and the physical exertion involved in the practice can help raise your body temperature, providing a sense of warmth during and after the class. This can be especially comforting when it's colder outside
Circulation: The heat in a hot class can increase blood flow and promote circulation throughout your body. This enhanced circulation can help distribute heat more effectively, warming up your muscles, joints, and extremities. Improved circulation can also benefit your overall cardiovascular health.
Detoxification: Sweating is a natural way for the body to release toxins. When you sweat during a hot class, your body eliminates waste products and impurities through the skin.This cleansing process can support your body's natural detoxification mechanisms and help you feel refreshed and revitalized
Flexibility and joint mobility: The heat in a hot class can make your muscles more pliable and increase your range of motion. As a result, you may experience improved flexibility and joint mobility. This can be particularly beneficial during the cooler months when cold temperatures can cause muscles to tighten and joints to feel stiffer
Mood and well-being: Engaging in a hot class and working up a sweat can have positive effects on your mood and overall well-being. Physical exercise, including hot yoga, stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural feel-good hormones that can boost your mood, reduce stress, and enhance mental clarity. This can be especially valuable during the colder months when reduced sunlight and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can impact mood and energy levels.

There Are So Many Fitness Trends But What Makes Your Practice Different?
At Eastside Yoga and Pilates, we combine the benefits of yoga and Pilates with the use of heat in most of our classes. Our heated classes offer a unique experience that enhances the benefits of these practices.  Here's how the combination of yoga, Pilates, and heat can be advantageous:
Increased flexibility: The heat in our classes helps to warm up the muscles, making them more pliable and increasing overall flexibility. This allows for deeper stretches and a greater range of motion, helping to improve flexibility over time.
Enhanced detoxification: Sweating in a heated environment aids in the elimination of toxins from the body through the skin. The increased perspiration can support the body's natural detoxification process, leaving you feeling cleansed and refreshed.
Cardiovascular benefits: The combination of the physical movements in yoga and Pilates, along with the elevated heat, can create a cardiovascular workout. This can help improve heart health, boost endurance, and increase overall fitness levels.
Improved strength and toning: Yoga and Pilates both focus on building strength and toning the muscles. The heat in our classes adds an extra challenge, as it requires the body to work harder. This can lead to improved muscle tone, increased strength, and enhanced overall body conditioning.
Mental focus and resilience: Practicing yoga and Pilates in a heated environment requires mental concentration and focus. The heat can create a challenging atmosphere that tests your mental resilience and helps cultivate a strong mind-body connection. This can contribute to increased mental clarity, stress reduction, and an improved ability to stay present during the practice.
Injury prevention and rehabilitation: The heat in our classes can help warm up the muscles and increase blood flow, reducing the risk of injury. It can also aid in the rehabilitation of certain injuries by providing a gentle and supportive environment for healing.

At Eastside Yoga and Pilates, we prioritise the well-being and safety of our participants. Our instructors are trained to guide you through the classes and offer modifications to accommodate different fitness levels and needs. We encourage you to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and take breaks as needed during the heated sessions.

How Can Our Readers Ease In Or Try Out Hot Pilates For The First Time?

At Eastside Yoga and Pilates, we believe that yoga and pilates is a transformative practice that can benefit individuals. Our introductory offer of 30 days for $59 provides an economical and accessible way to explore different styles of classes, and discover the best blend for you.