Common Questions2018-11-08T21:15:43+00:00

F.A.Q.’S

You’ve got questions… we’ve got answers. Discover the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.
If you still have questions, call or visit either of our two Blue Moon Yoga studios and we can help answer your questions in person.

Why is the room hot?2018-09-25T16:59:28+00:00

The room is heated to warm muscles, which allows you to work deeper in a shorter period of time, seeing results faster. Heat takes the trauma out of stretching, heals and helps prevent injuries. Yoga is not just about working muscles: you are massaging deep tissues, glands and organs as well. As you work deep within your body, you may start to release “poisons” or “toxins” that have been stored there a long time. Your skin is the largest organ of elimination in your body. Sweating helps flush toxins from your body, giving you a wonderful glow from head to toe.

I felt nauseous and a bit dizzy during class and very tired after. Is this normal? What should I do about it?2018-10-03T20:17:04+00:00

It is not unusual to feel nauseous or dizzy during your first class. Practicing yoga in a heated room reveals to us our present level of health and inspires us to take much better care of ourselves. Usually the problem is that we do not drink enough water for daily living let alone for exercising in a heated room. Nutritionists tell us that we need 64-80 ounces of water a day to help the body stay hydrated. If you feel disoriented or like you need a good nap after your first few classes, this is likely because your body has begun to heal itself as a result of the yoga practice. Don’t be scared. After the first few classes this sensation will pass. The more you practice and the more you give your best effort during class, the more energized you will feel throughout the class and throughout the rest of the day.

What if I’m not flexible?2018-10-03T20:17:41+00:00

This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. However, yoga is not about flexibility alone at all. All that matters is that you try the right way and find your personal “edge”, and you will get 100% of the benefit!

This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. However, yoga is not about flexibility alone at all. All that matters is that you try the right way and find your personal “edge”, and you will get 100% of the benefit! In fact, if you feel like you aren’t flexible, then yoga is exactly where you need to be.

How many times per week should I practice?2018-09-25T18:04:43+00:00

It is recommended to practice no less than 10 times a month to get the most benefit. The more you practice, the more benefits, and you can consider your yoga practice as your “internal” hygiene: you have to clean out the insides to have good health.

Is it a cardiovascular workout, and can I lose weight?2018-09-25T18:06:42+00:00

No matter what your level of fitness, you will find hot yoga very challenging. With persistence, patience and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle strength that might never come from other forms of exercise. Aerobic activity trains the heart, lungs and cardiovascular system to process oxygen more quickly and efficiently to every part of the body by elevating the heart rate to its target level. As the heart muscle becomes stronger and more efficient, a lot of blood can be pumped with each stroke. Additionally, the digestive, endocrine, lymphatic and elimination systems will begin to work harmoniously, with unhealthy cravings and sluggish metabolism diminishing. Remember: the more you put into your yoga practice, the more benefits you will receive!

Can I practice while menstruating, and will it help with symptoms of menopause?2018-10-03T20:19:17+00:00

It is perfectly safe to practice hot yoga during a woman’s monthly cycle. Inverted postures are not recommended during the cycle. There are no inversions in the Hatha Series class so all postures may be safely practiced. During Vinyasa Flow or Fusion classes, avoid postures in which the heart is elevated above the head (“inversions”). As hormones are balanced with a regular yoga practice, uncomfortable symptoms of all women’s stages are lessened, including hot flashes and night sweats.

Can I practice with asthma?2018-09-25T18:08:17+00:00

Hot yoga is good for you in several ways. As yoga promotes relaxation of the nerves and muscles, it is the type of exercise that you can do with as little or as much intensity as appropriate for your needs. In other words, you can do each posture with less effort if you’re concerned about overexertion triggering an attack, so sit down, rest, and breathe deeply whenever you need during class. The practice will relax your mind and help let go of toxins, tension and negativity. It strengthens your heart and lungs, improving efficiency and function. You will breathe easier and deeper than you ever have before.

Am I allowed to leave class early?2018-10-03T20:20:35+00:00

We encourage students to stay in the room for the duration of class. Students are welcome to sit, lay down, rest and drink water until class has finished. Students are not required to do all the postures during class and it’s very normal to take breaks, as many as necessary. If students need to leave the room for some reason, we will accommodate when necessary.

Can I still do other exercise if I practice hot yoga?2018-10-03T20:21:35+00:00

Yes, of course! Hot yoga is the perfect compliment to any exercise or athletic program. As a matter of fact, if you participate in sports, it is highly advisable to have a regular yoga practice to lessen chance of injury and improve recovery from an injury. Many professional sports teams practice the Hatha and/or Vinyasa as part of their formal season training.

How do I sign up for classes?2018-09-25T18:15:40+00:00

On This Site:

1. Visit our class schedule tab
2. Locate the “Sign Up” button (Sign ups are allowed 72 hours before class.)
3. Press “Next” to confirm sign up
3. Login to MINDBODY. If you already have a MINDBODY account and have used it for Blue Moon Yoga purchases, etc, enter you user name and password here.  If you are a current student, but have never used the MINDBODY site, you already have an account (DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT).  Click “need new password.”  Follow the “create new password” link from your email, create your new password, and you will be automatically logged back into MINDBODY.
4. Click SIGN UP NOW next to the class you want to register for, then click MAKE A SINGLE RESERVATION.
5. That’s it! You’re signed up for class.

On The MINDBODY App:

1. Download the MINDBODY App on your cell phone.
2. Enter the email address you used on your Blue Moon waiver and you will be asked to create a password.
3. Locate Blue Moon Yoga Fresno via the top search bar and select location.
4. Click the “Schedule” button.
5. Click “Book” on the class you are requesting to attend
(Sign ups are allowed to book 72 hours in advance)
5. Proceed to click “Book” again to confirm.
6. That’s it! You’re signed up for class.

*Online registration opens 72 hours ahead of time and closes no less then 30 minutes before class starts.
*Please note that if you need to cancel, kindly cancel at least 2 hours prior to your registered, class so that others may book your spot.
*Late cancels are less then 1 hour before class starts and will be charged $17 along with no shows.  We understand life happens, so if you are having an issue or emergency, please call the studio.
*If you register with Mindbody and you already have a class package and it’s prompting you to pay, it means you’ve created a duplicate account. Please call the studio or email molly@bluemoonyogafresno.com to fix this issue, you don’t need to pay twice.
YOU WILL STILL NEED TO CHECK IN AT THE STUDIO BEFORE CLASS
(so we know you are there.)

What are the studio hours?2018-10-03T20:22:27+00:00

The studio is open 30 minutes before class, and 30 minutes after class. To view our class schedule, click here.

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