As the temperatures got to the balmy side of -40 this week, I appreciated my love of Hot Yoga.  Sometimes during a cold Prairie winter there is sometimes nothing better than stepping into a wonderful Hot room to get your Yoga sweat on.

There are different kinds of hot yoga to get your sweat on but today I am going to chat about  Bikram and Moksha.
Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 postures (asanas) and two breathing exercises (pranayamas).  Classes are a standard 90 minutes in a heated room of 40 c and humity of about 40%.  I found the work out amazing but the only option of 90 min classes often makes it difficult to add to my schedule.
Moksha Yoga is hot and humid (though less than Bikram).  There is a sequence but teachers are not required to stick to a dialogue and there is some diversity in each class.  Class run in 60  , 75 and 90 min lengths, which allows you to fit it into your schedule.  Most Moksha studios offer other styles including Power Flow and Yin.  One the many cool aspects of these studios  - Karma Yoga (a lower rate with money being donated to charity) and trade for yoga (exchange your energy maintaining the studio for yoga classes).Regardless of style, yoga is about being rather than doing.Namaste

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