what to bring to hot yoga

What to Bring to Hot Yoga

Many studios offer hot yoga classes nowadays, which are usually quite easy to find. “Hot yoga” refers to any yoga practice done in a heated room. So, before you choose a yoga studio, you should do some research to find out how hot the hot yoga room will be and what kind of yoga will be taught there. The temperature in a hot yoga room can range from about 92 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 to 40 degrees Celsius).

What to Bring to Hot Yoga
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Below are the items you must bring to a hot yoga practice if you’re going to one in your town: It’s sure to be a great workout.

1. Bring a Water Bottle

Before entering the hot room, fill your favorite water bottle with room-temperature water. If you’re practicing in a hot place, it’s better to use water at room temperature than ice-cold water, which will shock your body. Also, you shouldn’t chug water during class. Instead, you should take small sips when you need to.

2. Large Towel

A large towel is required for a rubber yoga mat. Using the large towel, sweat won’t get all over the studio floor, making it much cozier than sweating on a rubber mat. Some yoga studios sell or rent mats and towels. If you do not own these items or have left them at home, please contact the studio in advance to see if they are available for rent or purchase.

3. A Change of Clothes

Even if you intend to shower at the studio after class, you will most likely only want to wear it after class if you intend to wear it out of the shower. The last thing you want to do when you leave class is get in the car or walk home until you change since you may be dripping. Make sure you bring comfortable clothes that you can easily carry.

4. A Bag for Wet Clothes

Your yoga outfit will be drenched by the end of the session if you participate in a hot yoga class; therefore, you need to carry an additional bag to store your drenched clothing in. Your studio may even have extra plastic bags on hand, but just in case, they are only sometimes prepared to fetch the bag for you. Other studios may even have extra plastic bags on hand.

5. Take Your Toiletries

It has yet to be our experience that a hot yoga studio does not have showers. You’ll likely want to shower in your bathroom unless you can get home immediately. If you’re meeting someone else next, they’ll thank you. Bring travel-size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. You won’t be able to rent these items. 

6. Yoga Mat

Each student should also bring a yoga mat, which is required. It is recommended that yoga be practiced on carpeted floors or towel-like terrycloth mats. As a minimum, it should be as long as your body is. The yoga mat you buy should stay on the vinyl or rubber floors of the studio.

When shopping for a yoga mat and the studio’s flooring, you should think about how it grips, how thick it is, and how long it will last.

7. Bring Yourself Physically and Mentally

Each hot yoga session, while consisting of the same poses done in the same order and lasting the same amount of time, will feel different. Your body will experience new sensations in every class. Remember that the purpose of the room is practice, not perfection. Get ready to learn a lot, but resist the urge to give up mentally or physically.

The heat in a hot yoga studio can be challenging for beginners. Your body will eventually adjust, but you may feel overwhelmed at first. You can prepare mentally for hot yoga by reading more about it, such as experiences from trusted others, stories, and online articles. You may also need to take a few breaks in your first class. However, don’t push too hard on your body.


When it comes to hot yoga, it’s a bit more involved than restorative yoga. First, you should make sure you’re properly hydrated, appropriately dressed, and have clean clothes to change into, towels, and shower items with you. As soon as you get into a routine, you’ll be able to walk out of hot yoga feeling better than ever, with plenty of water and the right gear. 

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Can I wear leggings to hot yoga?

There are dozens of brands of high-quality hot yoga clothing, leggings, and tops that are perfect for hot yoga. Choose leggings that are quick-drying, lightweight, and breathable.

Can I bring my phone to hot yoga?

Generally, keys, shoes, bags, and cell phones should be kept out of the hot yoga room. Locker rooms offer great places to store your belongings.

Should you drink water during hot yoga?

Different ways that hot yoga students stay hydrated have been linked to a student’s suggestion to drink water before or during practice.

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