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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
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
13 07, 2018

HYF July 2018 Hotshot: Leslie O’Neil

2018-07-13T20:38:32+00:00

Leslie O'Neil is a lovely person and a beautiful, shining example of the benefits that come from a consistent, dedicated, brave, and open-minded yoga practice. In the two years that she's been coming to The Hot Yoga Factory, she's grown remarkably as a yogi, developing not only strength, balance, and [...]

HYF July 2018 Hotshot: Leslie O’Neil2018-07-13T20:38:32+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
27 04, 2018

30 Reasons to Sign Up for the 30-Day Challenge

2018-04-27T20:46:50+00:00

Yoga classes AND Hot Pilates classes both count. Double the fun! You can sign up for class using our new studio app! This lets you sign into classes ahead of time and put them in your calendar. The Hot Yoga Factory is always looking for ways to help you keep [...]

30 Reasons to Sign Up for the 30-Day Challenge2018-04-27T20:46:50+00:00
13 03, 2018

Can I Practice at Home?

2018-03-13T17:30:06+00:00

Yes, I can still practice! Well. Here we are. Another Nor'easter. It's incredibly rare that the studio closes, but these late winter snowstorms have really been packing a punch, and we want everyone to stay safe, so sometimes class must be canceled. There's really nothing like practicing in [...]

Can I Practice at Home?2018-03-13T17:30:06+00:00