Although the temperature is the highest of any yoga class, Hot Yoga is suitable for all levels including beginners. As in any yoga class, people are encouraged to rest in savasana or child’s pose and have water whenever they feel the need.
There are three different levels of flow classes at Flex, also collectively referred to as Vinyasa yoga. The Warm Align is suitable for beginners and the Gentle Flow steps it up with intermediate level postures while still being accessible to beginners. The Vinyasa class as well as the Calisthenics & Wall Yoga class are the most advanced level of flow class at Flex and are only recommended for those with an intermediate or advanced level of...
Generally the hours and classes are the same from week to week but there may be instructor substitions. Please be sure to check the schedule before coming in, especially around the holidays or during inclement weather when there may be closures.
Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. -B.K.S. Iyengar
The beauty of yoga is that it can help one to achieve balance, both physical and mental. Whether you are strong but inflexible or limber but weak, practicing yoga can help your body develop that which it is lacking. If you are feeling a lethargic tendency or conversely a tumultuous energy, yoga can serve as a means of energizing or calming yourself. The physical postures, or asanas, may transform one’s body, but the overall practice of yoga may also transform one’s mind.
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga originated in India, where it was practiced in temperatures that reached and surpassed 100° Fahrenheit. In keeping with tradition the room is heated, which makes muscles more elastic and less susceptible to injury. This allows for both a safer and deeper practice. An added benefit of the heat is that it promotes perspiration, which allows for detoxification of impurities from the body. Asides from detoxification, both the cardiovascular and immune systems get a boost that results in improved blood flow and oxygen movement to the body’s cells and an increase in white blood cell production.
At Flex Hot Yoga in Bayside, Queens there are over forty infrared heat panels installed that heat the body from the inside out. The wavelength of rays emitted by the panels is similar to those naturally emitted by the human body, and that contact alone may make one feel energetically rejuvenated and balanced. It is also believed that far infrared waves help improve blood circulation and recovery from fatigue.
“Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat.” – B.K.S. IyengarLearn More
221-50 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside, NY 11364
The yoga studio is conveniently located in Bayside, Queens right off of the Long Island Expressway at Exit 29.
There is ample free parking on the premises directly behind the studio.