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Some Like it Hot – Yoga That Is!

Bikram Yoga is affectionately called "hot" yoga by its practitioners due to its ideal setting in heated rooms (target temperature of 104 °F with target humidity of 40%). Bikram's key benefit being the scientifically-supported releasing of certain toxins through the body's ability to sweat.

Founded by Bikram Choudhury, who also founded the Yoga College of India, this style of Yoga has gained great popularity with more than 1,600 studios around the world. Three of them are right here in Roseville!

Purple Moon is the most centrally located studio in Roseville at 1251 Baseline Road (Suite 170). Purple Moon offers a variety of classes seven days a week, including Hot Chi Yoga, Hot Power Yoga, Hot Passion Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Warm Shakti Flow. Call the studio at 916- 773-1222 with any questions or to set up a trial session.

Bikram Yoga Granite Bay Located at 4067 Cavitt Stallman Road, this Granite Bay studio serves East Roseville and neighboring communities of Folsom, Loomis, Rocklin and Orangevale. Classes are offered seven days a week, with most being 90 minutes in length, except the "lunchtime" sessions beginning at noon which are 60 minutes. Call 916-797-9829 for more details.

East Wind Yoga offers classes seven days a week with names such as "Flow," "Hot," "Hybrid," and "Restorative Yin." East Wind has two locations serving South Placer County: 210 Riverside Avenue in Roseville and 922 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Questions regarding scheduling at both locations can be answered by calling 916-316-YOGA (9642).

If you're already a practitioner of Bikram Yoga, you know the drill. But for those of you who are curious but have yet to try this style, remember they call it "hot" for a reason. Here are a few common suggestions from all three schools:

- Dress to sweat! Wear light clothing made from materials suitable for hot conditions.

- Bring plenty of water and a towel.

- Come with an open mind.

- Come "clean" to class, meaning showered and no perfume or cologne.

- Come well hydrated and highly suggested- no food 2-3 hours prior to class.

Now go get your sweat on!

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