New yoga classes turn up the heat on exercise

Posted: May 6, 2014 at 6:52 am

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New yoga classes turn up the heat on exercise

1:26pm Monday 5th May 2014 in Health, Beauty & Wellbeing

Yoga teacher Helena Byles at Stables Yoga Centre.

HOT yoga is an exercise trend to have become an international fad. Now York is to have its own classes. Kate Liptrot finds out more.

PROMISING a full body workout in a steamy 35 degrees celcius environment, hot yoga has become a hot trend.

With celebrity devotees reportedly including Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Andy Murray, the sub tropical sessions promise a physically challenging yoga class which could enhance the effectiveness of a workout.

With classes long established in London and opening in cities across the UK, hot yoga is now due to be brought to the recently opened Stables Yoga Centre in Nunmill Street where yoga-goers will work through 40 postures designed to strengthen and stretch the whole body systematically .

Teacher Helena Byles, a qualified hot yoga teacher who also teaches in Leeds and Iklley, said it will be accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced levels.

"You get nice and hot and sweaty, " she said, "Powerful hatha yoga classes build flexibility, strength and endurance. The heat permeates muscles creasing flexibility. It promotes sweating which is good for the skin.

"Hot yoga is great for building up stamina and focus."

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