Breathing Dragon Hot Yoga FAQ
Why do you practice in a hot room?
Is it normal to feel nauseous during class? “I felt super dizzy and had to sit down. Why did this happen? Is there anything I can do about it?” It is absolutely normal to feel nauseous or dizzy during the first few classes of Bikram Method Hot Yoga. This is not a cause for concern, but an indication that toxins are being to flush out of the body and the body is cleansing itself as a result of the yoga practice. The body detoxifies through the skin, the breath, and the excretory system. You will literally purge the body of toxins through all these systems.
One of the best ways to overcome these sensations is to breathe more and slow down. Students are encouraged to take a knee, sit down, or slow down if they are feeling nauseous or dizzy. Giving oneself the permission to take it easy is a part of the discipline! After the first few classes, these feelings shall pass, and the body adapts and welcomes practicing in the heat. Practicing yoga in a heated room reveals to us our present condition and inspires us to take much better care of ourselves.
Please remember to drink enough water throughout the day prior to coming to class. Nutritionists recommend 64-80 ounces of water a day to help the body function properly, and that does not take into consideration sweating in a heated room. Also, the more students relax and give an honest, full effort during class, the more energized they feel throughout the class and the rest of the day.