Why Hot Yoga?
THE MANY HEALTH BENEFITS*
Yoga is low impact and moves with your body’s natural range of motion. It is excellent for cardiac health. Unlike other forms of exercise that can eventually damage the body from overuse, with yoga, the more you practice the more you improve. Often times, hot yoga can be the bridge that helps you repair your body while still moving forward in your training.
Flexibility. No, you won’t be forced into difficult positions. The heat will allow you to safely reach new levels of personal flexibility in beginner’s postures, which is therapeutic for your body.
Breath. With the added element of the heat and humidity, you won’t make it far if you don’t breathe deeply! If there is no breathing, there is no yoga. It won’t take long before you learn to breathe in a full and calm manner.
Cardio. Your heart can work the same way doing yoga postures in a heated room as it does when running a mile, and you never even leave your mat. Particularly in postures when you are balancing and contracting your muscles at the same time. The way you stretch and compress your internal organs and glands also stimulates metabolism so you are burning calories quicker outside the room as well.
Improve your balance and posture. This becomes even more important as you age. Poor posture weakens your body, burdens your organs, and depletes your energy.
You will Detox. The postures themselves are detoxifying for your muscles, organs, and glands and sweating furthers that.
You will lose body fat and increase your metabolism. A regular hot yoga practice balances hormones that help you sleep deeply and wake-up renewed. Giving you more energy throughout the day. We come to our mats to take care of ourselves so that in turn we can better take care of those around us.
Increase your cell turnover for a radiant complexion. Decreased blood flow and oxygenation of tissue cause cell death, build-up of toxins, and premature aging. This incredible process softens your skin, decreasing the appearance of cellulite, and produces a radiant glow.
Create greater flexibility and make everyday activities more enjoyable. Muscles and joints stiffen from under use and/or jobs that require long hours of sitting or bending. This can compress and disfigure the spine, causing discomfort and muscles to conform to incorrect alignment. Hot yoga increases blood flow to these hard to reach areas.