What is Hot Yoga?
Hot yoga explained
Hot yoga is generally a form of yoga under heated or humid conditions.
One of the main reasons for performing hot yoga is to pressure your body to sweat more.
Because you sweat more, it’s believed to help you detox by flushing toxins out of the skin.
However, the way that hot yoga influences the body depends on both the individual and the style of yoga practiced.
How does hot yoga work?
Hot yoga works by putting your body under extra more stress through the heat.
The extra layer of heat forces the body to sweat more, which increases the intensity of the workout and detoxifcation.
Proponents argue that the increased sweating helps you eliminate more toxins in the body.
This, coupled by the fact that your actually practicing yoga, helps you experience more of the benefits of yoga.
In this Harvard University study, researches found that just 8 weeks of yoga practice produced notable benefits.
Benefits of hot yoga
- Burn more calories;
- Oxygenates the body by increasing blood-flow;
- Improves flexibility and muscle tone;
- Improves circulation;
- Reduces stress;
Popular styles of hot yoga
Bikram yoga is a 90 minute sequence that first become popularized in the 1970s. The style consists of a fixed yoga sequence and breathing exercises performed in a heated room.
Heated Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa classes are one of the most popular styles of yoga. They consist of merging the breath and movement in a dynamic yoga sequence. Heated vinyasa classes perform these sequences under hot yoga conditions.
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Hot Yoga at Yoga Theory
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