Hot Yoga is very similar to traditional yoga styles. The principal difference is that the postures are practised in a studio temperature of 40°C. This creates a more cardiovascular workout with a strong focus on breathing, alignment, flexibility and strength.
The hot room warms the muscles right from the beginning of the practice so you are less likely to injure yourself. In addition, your muscles are more flexible so you are able to deepen your stretch in the postures.
The euphoria after a hot yoga class is what keeps you coming back for more. Losing weight also helps too!
The benefits of hot yoga include:
- Increased Flexibility
- Weight Loss
- Aide in back pain
- Feel more energized
- Improved Digestion and Circulation
- Promotes detoxification of the skin, blood and muscles through sweat