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  • What Is Hot Yoga

    What Is Hot Yoga?

    By Forte Yoga on February 27, 2017

    Hot yoga, or Bikram yoga, is a more rigorous and intense style of yoga that incorporates high temperature and humidity during practice. This induces sweat and water weight loss during yoga practice, while increasing flexibility and blood circulation throughout the body.

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Art + Yoga

Yoga is an incredibly powerful creative expression, so it only seemed fitting to unite it with another creative expression, art. We hope that you find our collection of beautifully hand-drawn yoga poses inspiring and informative along your journey.

Lifestyle + Community

Yoga Pose for the Camera

We love seeing how you express yourself. Submit your favorite photos to share with the community and inspire others. Look through, share and vote on your favorite user images.

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Rollover for Knowledge

Yoga is much more than an exercise routine; yoga is a traditional practice that has existed for over 5000 years with deep spiritual roots. We love learning about the history of this ancient art and are eager to share it with you. Find some tidbits below and much more around the site.

nyasa

nyasa

nyasa

trust, placing, planting; a ritual in Hinduism, the practice of touching various body parts or thinking of specific body parts as you recite specific sections of a mantra. These parts are infused with life force by invoking the presence of the deity specific to the mantra within the body. Each mantra is associate with a specific nyasa.

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Visuddha

Visuddha

Visuddha

Located the throat area, Visuddha, the Throat Chakra, represents improved speech and communication, creativity and self expression.

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Sivananda

Sivananda

Sivananda

There are five main tenets to Sivananda yoga: Asanas (proper exercise), Pranayama (proper breathing), Savasana (proper relaxation), proper diet (vegetarian), and Vedanta (positive thinking) and Dhyana (meditation). Sivananda classes take their time and tend to start with sun salutations before they move on to twelve basic poses: headstand, shoulder stand, plow, fish, seated forward bend, cobra, locust, bow, seated spinal twist, crow, standing forward bend, and triangle.

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About Forte Yoga

At the core, the word forte means “one’s strong point.” We believe yoga is everyone’s “strong point” — in many cases, simply locked away deep inside, until someone or something is inspirational enough to uncover it. Our saying is For The Expressions; not only is yoga expressive in terms of exercise, but it’s also an artistic expression for many.

Passionate

Yoga is all about passion. For many, it is a gateway drug into the many other life-improving practices such as meditation and healthy eating. Forte Yoga loves this drug and wants to share it with you.

Comprehensive

With all of its deep history and recent adaptations, it is incredibly hard to find comprehensive information about everything yoga. Forte’s goal is to compile, enhance and present all of the yoga information out there in an accessible, honest and current way.

Expressive

Our saying at Forte Yoga is For The Expressions. Not only is yoga expressive in terms of exercise, but it’s also an artistic expression for many. It is calming, focusing, challenging and fun, all at once.