I was introduced to Hot Yoga through a friend who opened a studio in Hudson. The temperature of the room is over 100 degrees which allows your muscles to stretch out. This is Bob Scanlon, the owner of Bikram Yoga. He's an amazing instructor.
I first started practicing yoga about ten years ago when I came across a show called "Yoga Zone" on the Health Channel. Every morning, I would get up and follow along with the instructors, eventually taping all the shows and continuing them on my own. You could also purchase tapes like this one:
Yoga Zone was developed by a yogi called Alan Finger: