TriBalance hot yoga does not have a set
series of poses and uses dim lighting to encourage more of an inward
focus. The temperature tends to be higher than in a Bikram class –
about 110 degrees Fahrenheit – and the humidity tends to be lower.
Some TriBalance classes do not add humidity at all.
Other differences include:
- TriBalance places emphasis on core
and upper body strengthening as well as poses to stretch the back
- Poses are usually held only once
(Bikram does two sets of poses), and the postures are held longer to
work the deep fascia tissues as in Yin yoga.
TriBalance hot yoga is thought to be
effective in rehabilitating spinal injuries. Pregnant yoginis,
however, are encouraged to skip hot yoga because of potential risk to
TriBalance hot yoga was created by
Corey Kelly who, along with Shawnda Falvo, opened TriBalance Yoga in
Schaumburg, Ill. in 2007. Kelly developed this hot yoga method by
combining what he believed were the best aspects of several styles of
yoga, including Niyama, Yin and Bikram.