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Sterling Hot Yoga Likely Helped Save Reggie Wilson’s Life

When Reggie Wilson started practicing at Sterling Hot Yoga in August 2014, he was carrying old aches and pains from lingering injuries from his service in the 82nd Airborne Division. But the 22 classes he took during his introductory month and the three times a week practice he maintained after that could have well saved his life, according to Reggie, his wife and his doctor. On Feb. 1, 2015, Super Bowl Sunday, Reggie went to the hospital after feeling tightness in his chest. Several tests helped doctors determine he had a 100 percent blockage in one of his arteries, and…
Jodi Chmielewski
July 2, 2018
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Anne Adams Faced Breast Cancer With the Help of Hot Yoga

Naturally flexible after a childhood and adolescence dedicated to ballet, Anne Adams was drawn to yoga. More than 20-plus years of vinyasa, power yoga, gentle flows, and prenatal, laughter and breath yoga helped her maintain her flexibility—just as yoga had done for her mother. “My mother does yoga,” Anne said, “and is very flexible at 70.” Flexibility is one of the top reasons many seek out yoga, along with balance, strength, weight loss and stress reduction. But more than the flexibility, yoga helped provide Anne the strength and calm to navigate one of the toughest challenges of her life: cancer.…
Jodi Chmielewski
March 3, 2018
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Sylvia Warms Up to Hot Yoga Through Rekindled Friendship

A rekindled friendship (thanks to Facebook) and a heart open to new experiences led Sylvia Boggs to hot yoga. She and one of her childhood best friends spent four hours together catching up after reconnecting through social media. But it was something that her friend spoke about with such animation that caught Sylvia’s attention, and that was hot yoga. “I’ve made it a practice to try to honor other people’s passions,” Sylvia said. Now her friend’s passion has become her own—December will mark the sixth year since Sylvia has incorporated hot yoga into her life. “It’s changed my life on…
Jodi Chmielewski
November 26, 2015
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Zip Credits Hot Yoga for Dramatic Stress Management

In 2003, Zip Irvin had come to a crossroads in his life as a graduate student at North Carolina State University and musician in Raleigh. “The quality of my life was getting worse, and the length would get shorter if I continued on that path,” he said. Then he found hot yoga. His interest was piqued after he kept seeing a hot yoga studio near Wake Forest, and finally he decided he would check it out. Though he likens his first class experience to “a crying version of Jabba the Hut,” Zip just kept going. He was even more motivated…
Jodi Chmielewski
November 4, 2015
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Yoga Beneficial to Cancer Patients, Studies Say

The world turns pink around this time of year, signaling renewed focus on breast health and breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons, pink hair, even pink football gear worn during NFL games serve as a subtle reminder that annual preventive care screenings, early detection and treatment are the best defense against breast cancer. But many in the yoga community would add something else that wellness regimen: their yoga practice. Whether they’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or were undergoing treatment, so many women at studios across the country credit their hot yoga practice for helping them manage their anxiety, regain their…
Jodi Chmielewski
October 8, 2015
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Is Your Smartphone a Pain in the Neck?

Pressure caused by the angle of the neck and the weight of the head from looking down at mobile devices for long periods of time can lead to "text neck." A few days ago, I sat in the back seat of the car for a trip to New Orleans, and for the length of the two-hour drive, I was on my phone texting and responding to emails. By the time we reached the Big Easy, my neck was sore and felt overstretched. Turns out that "text neck" is a growing health condition caused by having your head hung forward and…
Jodi Chmielewski
December 1, 2014