Practice in the Heat at Solfire Yoga
December 29, 2015 | western
The heat your body generates during a fast-flowing Vinyasa class is compounded by external heat at aptly named Solfire Yoga. The room where you practice is heated to a balmy 95 degrees during the standard all-levels class, allowing your muscles to get deeper into poses without increasing your risk of injury.
If this class sounds intimidating to you, or you haven't practiced in a while, start with the basics class. This session unfolds in a slightly cooler room (between 85 and 90 degrees), and instructors move at a slower pace. They teach the fundamentals of Vinyasa yoga, which is distinguished by its flowing poses and careful pairing of breath and movement. Those looking for a challenge can go the other direction and attend an All-Levels Plus class, which incorporates arm balances and inversions (and cranks up the heat to around 99 degrees).