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Hot Yoga for Health

Yoga @ Cindy’s of Sunnyvale continues to heat up the town after five years in business.

Are you seeking a little heat in your life and not sure where to find it? If so, I’d recommend you grab a yoga mat, put on as little clothing as possible and head to Yoga @ Cindy’s in Sunnyvale. Here, you will find a family of warm and patient instructors ready to share their passion of several different types of heated yoga.

Yoga @ Cindy’s started in late 2004 as a dream to create an intimate, friendly, attitude-free community where people could begin, or continue, their yoga journey and their quest for a healthier lifestyle. It visualized an environment where everyone would feel welcome upon walking through its doors.

In April 2006, owner Cyndy Ja’s dream materialized, and the studio opened its doors to the heart of Silicon Valley. Ever since opening, Yoga @ Cindy’s has been successfully growing as a community of like-minded individuals interested in improving their overall health and well-being.

The instructors of the yoga studio firmly believe that yoga is for all people and that everyone can benefit from a consistent yoga practice. Whether you’re the stressed Silicon Valley worker, a man that would like to get in shape, or the overworked mom, it has a class for you.

“We have mixed levels, and every teacher has her own style,” employee Honey Wipatophai says. “Our most popular class is the Vinyasa Flow class.

This is not your typical Bikram or hot yoga studio, where rooms are heated to 115 degrees.

“We heat the room from 90-95 degrees for all classes, except the lunch-time yoga class.” Wipatophai says.

Heat protects the muscles, allowing for deeper stretching, thins the blood to clear the circulatory system and detoxifies the body of toxins through sweat. The heat may come as a challenge to new students, but you get used to it faster than you think.

The studio offers Inyegar Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Power Flow, Strong Hatha Flow and Dynamic Yoga Sculpting. All classes are 60-90 minutes long. The studio has various membership plans to choose from, depending on your level of availability.

In the heated Vinyasa and Power classes, you will work your functional muscles of your upper body, core and lower body using dynamic sequencing and breath to link your postures. There is a constant flow of movement and energy allowing your body to heat from the inside rather than relying on extreme external heat to make your body sweat.

Yoga is famous for its miraculous healing ability. It builds strength, balance and flexibility by gently stretching and massaging the spine, muscles, tendons, joints and all internal organs and glands of the body. Regular practice of Vinyasa Flow may result in the healing and repair of injuries and illnesses, weight loss, and peace of mind.

Many students practice yoga daily, but you do not need to practice this often to reap the rewards. You will benefit the most from a consistent practice, whether it is once a week or seven times a week.

“We are open seven days a week,” Wipatophai says. “We welcome all people.”

For more information, visit Yoga @ Cyndi’s.

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