When you practice yoga, you would think that being able to get into all those poses is the most important part of the practice. Yes, the poses are important, but the foundation for being able to move the body into these beneficial positions starts with the breath.

Breath is the key to developing a holistic practice: a limber mobile body and a calm peaceful mind. Whether it's a quiet meditative session or a hot and sweaty hot yoga class, your attention to breathing is very important. In yoga, the breath work is called Pranayama.

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word that combines two words together: "prana" and "ayama." Let's take a look at what these ancient words mean.

Prana is the "life force" or the energy that flows through every living thing. In you, P...

Strengthening, Cleansing, and Removal of Toxins

Hot Yoga strengthens and deeply cleanses the system, which adds intensity to your workout and raises the level of purification exponentially. Doin the same basic practice that you would in a regular temperature room, you will work harder in a heated and humidified room. Your body will grow stronger, and remove far more toxins from the system. 

If people who have trouble with the heat, time should be taken to get used to practicing in a heated room, they will begin to find that they have less trouble. Practicing in a heated room teaches the body how to regulate temperature in order to perform at peak activity levels. The work done in the heat causes the arteries to dilate and thins the blood so more n...

Whether you’re looking to rehabilitate after an injury or searching for a new exercise routine, Bikram Yoga at Hot Yoga Waikiki offers clients excellent yoga classes in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Instructor Catherine

 and her staff are dedicated to helping individuals across Honolulu, HI, and the surrounding area through effective hot yoga exercises.

With more than a decade of experience, Catherine will put her knowledge to work for you. She brings a unique style of motivation and enthusiasm into each session in order to better teach her clients. Catherine and her instructors are all Bikram hot yoga certified which allows them to properly teach the art to their students. They truly care about advancing each student through detailed instr...

If you’re new to yoga, you may be overwhelmed by all of the different styles that exist. Kundalini and Bikram Yoga are just two of the many branches of the ancient practice, which focuses on emotional wellness derived from mindful movement. To help you distinguish between the two, Honolulu, HI’s, Bikram Yoga at Hot Yoga Waikiki offers the following explanation.

What Is the Difference Between Bikram and Kundalini Yoga?

        What Are the Unique Qualities of Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga was developed by Bikram Choudhury in the early 1970’s. It includes a prescribed set of movements that take about 90 minutes to execute. Each class includes the same postures and allow for variations depending on skill level. Typic...

Yoga isn’t about our lifestyle, our beliefs, our weight, our diet, our flexibility, how spiritual or enlightened we are—yoga is just about showing up and doing our dance on our mats.

Yoga doesn’t care what your hair looks like.

Yoga doesn’t care if you are vegetarian, if you eat meat or know what Kombucha is.

Yoga doesn’t care when the last time you practiced was—yesterday, six months ago, never.

Yoga doesn’t care what kind of mat you have, brand new or eating away at itself.

Yoga doesn’t care if you show up cranky or exhausted.

Yoga doesn’t care what religion you believe in.

Yoga doesn’t care what color your skin is or what gender you choose to love.

Yoga doesn’t care if you wear mala beads.

Yoga doesn’t care what the tag on the back of your pants says.

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