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25 10, 2018

Be inspired, not intimidated!

2018-10-25T21:01:10+00:00

When you look at our class schedule, you will notice that almost every yoga class is listed as a "Beginner's Class." What does that mean? That means that every posture we do in class is appropriate and accessible for a first-time yogi, taking them through a "normal" range of motion. [...]

Be inspired, not intimidated!2018-10-25T21:01:10+00:00
9 10, 2018

October 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Sit-Up/Straight-Legged Sit-Up

2018-10-09T13:41:43+00:00

If you watch The Great British Baking Show (and if you don't, you should, it's so good!), you know how Mary Berry, always encouraging and kind (but with very high standards), seems so sad to tell the bakers when their pies and pastries emerge from the oven with a "soggy [...]

October 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Sit-Up/Straight-Legged Sit-Up2018-10-09T13:41:43+00:00
11 09, 2018

All Questions are Good Questions!

2018-09-11T12:10:02+00:00

Every so often, a person will call out a question about a specific posture during class. It's almost always a good, relevant question, and if it can be answered in a sentence or two or with a quick visual, the teacher is happy to answer. But the 90-minute class is [...]

All Questions are Good Questions!2018-09-11T12:10:02+00:00
26 08, 2018

Why Should I do a 30 Day Challenge?

2018-08-26T05:22:40+00:00

Food for thought Why should I do a 30 Day Challenge? If you were to ask Mr. Jerry Fry that question, he would have answered, “because I said so and that’s all the reason you need.” When I was growing up in the 60's and 70's, beginning a [...]

Why Should I do a 30 Day Challenge?2018-08-26T05:22:40+00:00
10 08, 2018

August 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Awkward Pose and Calf Raises

2018-08-10T14:13:14+00:00

Early in the 26/2 series, Awkward Pose warms up your leg muscles and begins to open up your hips and lower back. The alignment cue that unites all three parts of Awkward Pose is keeping your feet parallel. Most of us come to class with tight hips that try to [...]

August 2018 Posture/Move of the Month: Awkward Pose and Calf Raises2018-08-10T14:13:14+00:00
21 07, 2018

Making friends with Standing Deep Breathing

2018-07-21T18:52:15+00:00

Recently, a few students in the lobby confessed that they really dislike the breathing exercise we do at the beginning of class, Pranayama or Standing Deep Breathing. Oh boy, could I relate to their complaints! I used to really struggle through both sets. My shoulders were sore and tired, my [...]

Making friends with Standing Deep Breathing2018-07-21T18:52:15+00:00
16 07, 2018

July 2018 Posture of the Month: Spine Twisting Pose

2018-07-16T23:33:03+00:00

Even though we're moving our arms, legs, and head throughout class, each posture is built around the movement of the spine. Your spine twists in Standing Bow Pulling Pose and Triangle Pose, but Spine Twisting Pose is the first time you twist your entire spine, tailbone to the top of [...]

July 2018 Posture of the Month: Spine Twisting Pose2018-07-16T23:33:03+00:00
20 06, 2018

FAQs about our new Bikram Express class

2018-06-21T09:52:16+00:00

Here at The Hot Yoga Factory, we're always looking for ways to fine tune our offerings so that you have plenty of opportunities to get to class and keep your body and mind as healthy as possible. Beginning on Friday, June 22, and running through August, you can try our [...]

FAQs about our new Bikram Express class2018-06-21T09:52:16+00:00
13 06, 2018

June 2018 Posture of the Month: Eagle

2018-06-13T20:09:25+00:00

After the first Pranayama breathing exercise, we move into three postures that are sometimes called the "warm-up" series, in which we stretch, strengthen, and squeeze the body in preparation for the rest of class. In Half Moon and Hands to Feet we stretch the spine and along with it, the [...]

June 2018 Posture of the Month: Eagle2018-06-13T20:09:25+00:00
5 06, 2018

Chin and Chest: Practice Tips for Yogis

2018-06-05T19:28:59+00:00

One basic way to describe each yoga posture we do in the 26/2 series is through the relationships between body parts. Body parts either move away from each other or toward each other. Simple, right? But when you are dealing with several different body parts at once and a range [...]

Chin and Chest: Practice Tips for Yogis2018-06-05T19:28:59+00:00