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Sweat It Out With Hot Yoga

Sweat It Out With Hot Yoga


Hot Yoga is an intense experience. Because it is practiced in a very warm room, typically 80 and 100°F (27 and 38°C), the effects of the yoga poses are multiplied. The heat allows for increased flexibility, which can provide great satisfaction for those hoping to go deeper into some poses. In addition, the heat changes your body's manner of circulating blood, which increases the healing properties of the oxygen in your muscles. It makes your body sweat profusely, helping to rid your body of harmful toxins that build up over time. With the heat turned up, hot yoga has the ability to give your heart, lungs, and muscles an even greater, more intense workout. It offers many of the same benefits as traditional yoga, such as stress reduction, improved strength, and flexibility.


Hot Yoga Pose Chart

Benefits of hot yoga:


  1. Improves flexibility

    Stretching after you warm up your muscles is safer than stretching cold muscles. Hot yoga studio can make yoga poses easier and more effective. The heat allows you to stretch a little further and achieve a greater range of motion.

  2. Burns more calories

    A 160-pound person can burn around 183 calories an hour with traditional yoga. Turning up the heat can help you burn even more calories.

  3. Builds bone density

    Regular practise of a yoga pose can help build bone density. This is especially important for older adults and premenopausal women, as bone density declines as you age

  4. Reduces stress

    Yoga is the natural way to deal with stress. Physically inactive adults found that a 16-week program of hot yoga significantly reduced the participants’ stress levels. At the same time, it improved their health-related quality of life, as well as their self-efficacy — the belief that you have control over your behavior and social environment.

  5. Eases depression

    Yoga is well known as a technique to help you relax and improve your mood. According to the American Psychology Association, it may also be a helpful therapy for reducing the symptoms of depression.

  6. Provides a cardiovascular boost

    Striking different yoga poses in high heat can give your heart, lungs, and muscles a more challenging workout than doing the same poses in a lower temperature.

  7. Reduces blood glucose levels

    Striking different yoga poses in high heat can give your heart, lungs, and muscles a more challenging workout than doing the same poses in a lower temperature.

  8. Nourishes the skin

    One of the main objectives of hot yoga is Sweating. Benefits of sweating in a warm environment is that it can improve circulation, bringing oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to skin cells. This, in turn, may help to nourish your skin from the inside.


Hot Yoga at home:

  1. You don't need a large room in order to be able to practice hot yoga at home. You'll only need a space large enough for your mat, with a few feet in each direction beyond it. The smaller the room you choose, the less energy and time the room will take to heat up to the desired temperature.

  2. If you live in a colder climate, you'll want to choose the smallest and best insulated room possible. In order to create a nice, hot environment, try using a humidifier alongside a space heater. In addition, you can use essential oils or scented candles to help improve the atmosphere of the room.

  3. Many practitioners who do Hot Yoga at home maintain that the best room of the house for the practice is a large bathroom. While it may seem like a waste of warm water, running a hot shower or having a bathtub full of hot water will heat and steam up the room

  4. Many yogis use space heaters to get a room of their house appropriately hot for the practice. The amount and type of space heaters needed depends on the size of the room, the insulation, the outside temperature, and the output of the space heater(s). Many people practice Hot Yoga on their patios or beside the pool!

Suggested Reading:

How to Recreate Your Hot Yoga Vibe at Home - Learn more here.

Hot Yoga At Home - Learn more here.

18 Sizzling Benefits of Hot Yoga (And 5 Must-know Risks) - Learn more here.


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