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Teresa Lyons

Teresa Lyons

I first started practicing The Dayton Method Hot Yoga at Yoga Tribe in February 2010. I practice hot yoga about 3 times a week but will practice more in the summer, since I have it off. I began practicing The Dayton Method Hot Yoga because I heard that I have a local Huntington Beach Hot Yoga studio. I heard that holding poses in a heated room was really good for loosening up tight muscles. I had already been practicing yoga for about 4 years and felt as though I was making slow progress where my flexibility was concerned. I really wanted to improve on my flexibility, especially in my hamstrings, so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s been a little over a year and I’m very happy with the improvements that I’ve made. Moreover, I don’t wake up with the same aches and pains like I used to. In addition, I feel youthful and healthy. I also enjoy the challenge of holding postures and I notice the gradual change I’ve made in my strength and balance.

The Dayton Method Hot Yoga has definitely become my preferred practice. I think of it as my health insurance! Practicing hot yoga has also become a great compliment to my other yoga practice, the hot power flow that is now taught at Yoga Tribe. Now, I am able to do other types of asanas with greater flexibility and focus, which is what I was really striving for. Practicing The Dayton Method Hot Yoga has also helped in my personal life. I was going through a divorce and had been suffering from anxiety and depression as a result. However, practicing hot yoga has helped to relieve those symptoms. With each asana I learn to relax, stay in the moment and breath, which is something I’m able to take outside the studio. Practicing hot yoga gives me something to look forward to. There are definitely days that I walk into the yoga studio not feeling my best spiritually but by the end of class, I’ve been transformed into a happier more balanced person. I love my yoga practice! I always wanted to do a downward dog and have my heels reach the floor and just recently that was possible! Through the practice of hot yoga, I have learned to have patience with my body, as well as, acceptance with other aspects of my life.