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Bikram Hot Yoga & Pilates San Mateo
Besides a love of yoga, the 16 instructors at Bikram Hot Yoga & Pilates San Mateo all share one thing in common: high-level Bikram certification. Upon completing intensive training to learn the 26-posture sequence, the studio's yogis now lead students through it in a 105-degree room. The heat flushes toxins and stretches the body so practitioners can perform poses like the half-moon and the tree, which is intended to be held until families of birds roost on their heads. Hot Yoga class is a great way to use the breath to focus one's mental concentration. The participants inhale as they rotate the spine and exhale when returning to center. Instructors assess and help improve each pupil's posing so their bodies reap the most benefits possible, such as strengthening core muscles, integrating body and mind, improving athletic performance, or lowering blood pressure. Hot Yoga is completely safe for participants of any age or fitness level and can be exercised anywhere and anytime. The studio hosts classes every day of the week, with no fewer than four sessions per day.
Classic Hot Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, coordination – both muscular and mental, are key components in an effective Pilates program. Posture, balance, and core strength are all heartily increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of one’s life.