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Weekly instructional videos, interviews, recipes and more.

Learn Crow Pose | Bakasana

Crow pose may seem intimidating if you haven’t done it before, but it is one of those fun poses people love to do in class. As promised, we are going to demonstrate how to get into crow easily and safely. To make it a little easier to begin, we will use a block...

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Get Fit | Have Fun with Cardio Dance Class

Hot Yoga Naperville offers a wide variety of classes to meet your fitness goals. Our cardio dance boot camp classes provides an amazing dance and exercise routine to great music that will keep you going all week. This is a fun upbeat cardio exercise class that...

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Bikram Express | Standing Half Moon

Today we will continuing to break down the Bikram Express Inspired Series we teach here at Hot Yoga Naperville. Standing Half Moon Pose is a great pose to stretch both sides of the body, trim the waist, increase flexibility and increase strength and balance in the...

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Bikram Express | Standing Deep Breathing

In this video we are going to start working on the Hot Series which is based on the Bikram Practice of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Often when people come to the studio the first time they might feel intimidated and not sure of what poses we will be doing in...

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Arm Balance Counter Poses | How To Open Up Your Shoulders

Since we have been doing a lot of arm balancing lately I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate some counter poses. So, today we are going to go through a series of shoulder openers, this is a great series, and counter stretches if you have been practicing arm...

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Learn Chin Head Stand | Ganda Bherundasana Pose

Thanks to one of our students who requested us to demonstrate Chin Head Stand. Today we are working towards an inversion called Ganda Bherundasana. This could be a little intimidating, so we will be showing a way to get started that might be a little bit easier. Make...

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Learn Skull Shining Breath | Kapalabhati Pranayama

Today’s video is about pranayama, which by some is considered control of prana through breath control. We demonstrate a few different types of pranayama that may be beneficial for increasing energy, vitality, and overall well-being. Make sure that you have not...

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Deepen Your Backbends | Learn Ustrasana Camel Pose

Ustrasana Camel pose is a great way to start to deepen your backbends. It is one of the deepest backbends of the Bikram series. Try to remember to lift the breast bone up and push the hips towards the knees and move the elbows towards each other. Lighten the tongue in...

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Chaturanga Dandasana Pose

Chaturanga Dandasana is a primary pose we often use in Vinyasa Flow basic and advanced classes. Practice your chaturanga often and remember to stay safe. If you don’t have the upper body strength, modify by dropping to your knees in high plank. If you do have...

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Learn Supported Head Stand | Salamba Sirsasana A

Hi I’m Julie. Today we are going to learn how to work towards being able to do a head stand. Variation one: Sirsasana A, is a supported headstand and we will start by coming into table top position on your hands and knees. Today I discuss some general guidelines when...

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Learn Bridge and Wheel

Hi name is Katie and I’m a teacher here at Hot Yoga Naperville. Today we will be learning how to do bridge posture and full wheel. Make sure before you come into any back bends that you’re nice and warmed up through the hips and through the shoulders. Do some shoulder...

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Taoist Yin Hip Opening

Hi, my name is Karla and we will be doing a beginner flow today to open up the hips. It’s really important to open up the hips because it gives us freedom to have a fuller range of motion throughout our body. In some yoga traditions the pelvis is thought to...

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Beginners Moon Salutation Flow

Hi this is Mike, I’m one of the Yoga Teachers here at Hot Yoga Naperville. Today we’re going to be working on a moon salutation. It’s a real simple set of movements. Just remember to stay with the breath as you go through the entire cycle. Moon salutations are...

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Learn Flying Pigeon

We’re going to work towards a really fun energizing arm balance called flying pigeon. It’s a really wonderful deep hip opener as well as a gateway towards handstand. So we’re going to begin with feet coming together towards the back of the mat. Let’s take a moment...

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How To Strengthen Your Glutes

STRENGTHEN YOUR GLUTES Hi there my name’s Stefanie. I’m one of the teachers here at Hot Yoga Naperville. Today I would like to talk a little bit about strengthening the gluteus. Which is a little bit of an issue having weak gluteus since we are more of a sedentary...

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Prepare for Back Bends with Katie

My name is Katie. I am a teacher here at Hot Yoga Naperville. I am going to be working on a few back bends today. Opening our chest and articulating our spine. Especially contracting into the spinae  erector muscles down our vertebrae. So when we come into these...

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Learn Side Crow Pose

Greetings, Welcome to the newest addition to the Hot Yoga Naperville website. We are offering 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training starting this weekend and to kick things off we are publishing short instructional videos each week! We are excited to introduce educational...

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Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

“Students will learn a basic power vinyasa sequence for the purpose of training, but will also be taught to read bodies and understand movement to create an organized and synergistic flow. Both concepts use a simple and dynamic arc to warm the body, build tension, and...

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Interview With Alex Rose, Olympic Athlete

Hi Everyone, Welcome to the newest addition of our Hot Yoga Naperville website. We will be sharing  informative articles, blogs and videos to help us stay connected to our amazing community. I had the chance to interview Alex Rose and his fiancée Samantha a while back...

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Cheesy Kale Chips – Shared by Stefanie

Holiday Raw Vegan Cheesy Kale Chips Well, it’s official, the Holidays are here. And what better way to start them off then with a healthy dish to share with family and friends. It is easy to get carried away with sweets and treats we reserve for this time of the year....

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Hot Yoga Naperville – Bikram Yoga

  We are the original and very first Bikram yoga studio in Naperville. We opened our first studio in 2003 and have focused on teaching the original Bikram Yoga series, as well as a 60-minute express series. We are passionate about, and committed to, teaching...

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