It is not unusual to feel nauseous or dizzy during your first Pure hot yoga class. Practicing yoga in a heated room can be challenging and often reveals to us our true present condition, and inspires us take much better care of ourselves. Usually the problem is that we do not drink enough water for our daily lives, let alone for exercising in a heated room. Nutritionists tell us that we need 2-3 liters of water a day to help the body function properly. In the heated yoga room, your body needs adequate water to allow perspiration to release heat from the body as you practice Pure hot yoga. So we estimate you need another 1.5 litres (sometime during the day) to allow for your 60-90 minutes in the room. Once you are drinking enough water your body will tolerate the heat better and you will actually enjoy the heat.
If you feel disoriented or like you need a good nap after your first few Pure hot yoga classes, this is likely because your body has begun to cleanse itself as a result of you Pure hot yoga practice. Don’t be scared. After the first few Pure hot yoga classes this sensation will pass. The more you can relax and breathe during your Pure hot yoga class, the more energized you will feel throughout the Pure hot yoga class and throughout the rest of your day.