FORGET the stereotyped image of yoga - hippies in rainbow shirts, dreadlocks and chanting "om".
Yoga can be as intense as you make it and a growing number of Logan residents are leaving their comfort zone to give hot yoga a go.
With numerous health benefits, the desire to practise yoga in 38 degrees celsius heat, is gaining in popularity with people of all ages.
Boronia Heights resident Trudy Delaney, 45, tried hot yoga for the first time last week and now plans to heat up her fitness sessions to three times a week.
"I felt the benefits immediately after my first class," she said.
Whether it's wanting flexibility to touch your toes, weight loss or overall wellness, Bonfire Hot Yoga has been flooded with customers since it opened its doors at Browns Plains earlier this year.
Bonfire Hot Yoga senior instructor Yvette Hall said hot yoga was the most beginner-friendly style of yoga there was, packed with the most benefits.
"Guys embrace the challenge, and feel comfortable because it's not too kooky spooky. It's a hard workout," she said.
"While women love it because there is always different levels, you don't have to be able to bend like a pretzel to get benefits.
"We have many older clients as well including an 80-year-old man who loves it."
Bonfire Hot Yoga is located at 59 Eastern Rd, Browns Plains.
For more information phone 3800 7140.