Winter is coming. And the chilly morning nip in the air makes it harder to get out of bed and put on those running shoes. So we decided to check out the indoor workout scene in the city, to stay toned beneath those layers of sweaters and mittens.
Bangalore’s a1000yoga listed a Hot Yoga class on their website. Some quick Wiki research told me that Hot Yoga is usually a repetitive series of 26 postures (practiced in Bikram yoga), performed with the temperature turned up to 40°C. The high temperature and humidity settings are meant to replicate the natural weather conditions in India, for classes practiced in the West. Warmer muscles make for more flexible bodies, I was informed. I was ready to find out. I mapped the location on Google maps, then hopped into an auto rickshaw, yoga mat in hand.
Their Koramangala yoga studio is on the first floor. Big windows flood the waiting room with sunlight, an inviting bookshelf gets you in the mood for some serious yoga philosophy, and the atmosphere