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Benefits of Hot Yoga

Hot yoga, have you tried it?

I have to admit that I haven’t.  My daughter has and she loves it.  Hot yoga involves doing yoga exercises in a room where the temperature level can reach up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 degrees Celsius) and maintained at its lowest point by 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius). However, some yoga studios prefer hotter rooms which can reach for as high as 105 degrees Fahrenheit! It’s simply like having your session and at the same time having your sauna. With this kind of innovation in yoga, you will be able to produces a lot of sweat. 

Word of Warning: Don’t attempt hot yoga without first discussing with your healthcare provider.  

The integration of hot temperature in whatever kind of yoga you do, allows your body to go more beyond usual poses without compromising your safety since most poses are quite physically challenging. It’s because your body becomes more flexible with the heat. It also reduces the risk of injuries because of the resiliency of your muscle and bones as it reacts with the heat you feel. 

Hot yoga also promotes profuse sweating which enables you to optimize the cleansing process of your body. It helps you release the toxins you acquired as you sweat. In addition, it helps you get rid of water retention which is usually caused by excessive consumption of salt.  Make sure you are drinking plenty of water before, during and after your hot yoga session.

This form of yoga helps improve strength and flexibility.  Each pose is working on a group of muscles, joints and ligaments. As the parts of your muscular and skeletal system are being stretched, they become more resilient and toughen. This kind of exercise actually intends to break up muscle tissues so they can rebuild into stronger ones.

Yoga of whatever kind you do can help you to relax, relieve stress, and give you peace of mind. But how can you relax if you are heated you may ask? Being in a high temperature stresses out your system thus making you feel uncomfortable of what you are doing. Your nervous system is the target of this activity; your spinal cord, your veins all around your body and of courses your brain. 

It may not be for everyone, but those who have discovered this form of exercise often enjoy hot yoga so much, it becomes a way of life and is integrated into their daily living. Its benefits have brought so many changes for many enthusiasts. Hot yoga and other activities related to it should nourish not only the mind and spirit, but also your whole-being as a human.

Benefits Of Hot Yoga

Today, Hot yoga is not only used for relaxation and meditation. Because of its challenging positions and extensive movements, it became more of like an exercise. If you want to lose weight, then it’s time for you to turn on to this activity.

The high temperature in a room where a yoga session is being conducted can greatly affect to the people doing it. It can bring about a feeling of accomplishment as the participants gather strength from one another.  

The positions do a lot of stretching and bodily movements which incorporate your body weight resistance. It’s like using your own body weight in replace to a number of heavy weights.  It’s relatively safe too since you will no longer estimate how heavy you can go which sometimes causes muscle tissue injuries and skeletal fractures as well if misguided since you are only using your body itself as your equipment.

Hot yoga can help with water retention.  The Majority of our entire body is composed of water. It’s true that water is vital not only to humans but to many things around us. That’s why it’s called the “universal solvent”. But what you may not know, is water retention in the body can be preventing your from releasing toxins from the body.  The sweating that occurs with hot yoga is helping you to release some of those toxins. 

You may notice as soon as you start the session, you immediately begin to relax into a meditative state. In hot exercise sessions the instructor may explain the postures, talk about chakras and tell something about the music that was playing while you doing the poses. Communication can be more relaxed, you are often told to focus on breathing.  How you breath is so important to enhancing your experience. During challenging poses you may laugh quietly and lose your concentration.  It is important to not judge yourself and maintain your sense of humor.  Everyone in your class may be at a different level.  Don’t push yourself.  Be present and enjoy the experience.  Any form of exercise you choose to do, whether it is hot yoga or not is good for your health.  Exercise helps to strengthens the body, and mind. 

It’s always important to hydrate your system every session you do with lots of water.  Avoid sugary drinks. 

Benefits of Hot Yoga
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