The HotPod yoga style involves everything you would be expecting of a yoga class, but in an inflatable tent with dimmed purple lighting, chilled music and in 37 degree heat. Worlds away from the usual bright lights of a gym studio.
Now I am not a regular yogi, nor do I possess incredible flexibility or grace whilst trying to gain it! But in the middle of the class with sweat literally dripping off my eyelashes, trying to get my hips to move in a way that might resemble a warrior 2 pose, I couldn’t help but feel relaxed. And I wasn’t the only one in the class after speaking with the rest of the group.
Somehow they have managed to combine the feeling of a decent workout for all levels, as well as creating an ultra chilled out environment.
There are so many benefits to yoga……..
It’s widely known that it helps with increasing mobility but there is also a strong focus on maintaining the poses, which means you work on your all-round core strength, and even better within the extra range that you’ve gained within the class. This helps with both performance and reducing your risk of injury!
Even better….. it helps you to switch off from the rest of the world for an hour. It is not a surprise that people suffering with anxiety and depression have documented the benefits of practising yoga regularly.
Personally I found that I was concentrating on working through the flow of certain moves, whilst trying to breathe correctly, that the ‘To Do list’ stopped circling my head as did the other daily distractions that usually fill our minds. This dimmed purple-lighted tent is hitting two birds with one stone and is perfect for those with busy lives!
I, along with other members of the Move4 family, will definitely be booking into more classes and will hopefully see some of you there. I will be the person at the back taking the Savasana pose very seriously.... I’ve actually fallen asleep!
We will be announcing some exciting discounts for all our clients looking to visit Hotpod Yoga Northampton in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to make sure you don’t miss out.