What is hot yoga?
You are probably wondering what hot yoga is. The only difference between hot yoga and yoga is that in the case of the former, the temperature and humidity in the room are adjusted. The temperature in the room should be between 26 and 38 degrees Celsius, and the air humidity should not exceed 40%.
What are the benefits of hot yoga?
Hot yoga is great for relaxation – the high temperature relaxes the muscles, relaxes the blood vessels, relaxes the breath and opens and cleans the pores. Here is a list of other benefits of this yoga:
1) You will become more flexible
Everyone knows that warmed-up muscles and tendons are more flexible. The high temperature of the room will allow you to improve the general flexibility of your body and will help you in yoga in particular, so that you can better handle its poses and be able to master them with quality and without injuries.
2) Hot yoga will reduce stress
The second benefit is based on an experiment that was conducted in 2018 and proved that hot yoga reduced stress levels in physically inactive adults, but it is also clear that any physical activity and proper nutrition reduce stress and change people’s attitudes to a more positive one. It remains that they were chosen taking into account taste and physiological individuality.
3) Burn calories
Hot yoga is a solid way to burn calories. Women burn 330 calories and men 460 calories during one 90-minute session. This is because the high temperature puts more strain on the body at rest, so you will always burn more during hot yoga than during regular yoga practice.
4) Hot yoga will improve your cardiovascular system
High temperatures and humidity make yoga poses more challenging for your heart and force it to work in a different mode than usual, which complexly strengthens the entire system by dilating blood vessels.
5) Strengthen your bones
When planning exercises, little is done to strengthen the muscles and tendons as well as strengthen the bones. But this is a big mistake, especially for older women and adults, because bones become more and more fragile with age, and according to observations, those who have been engaged in “hot yoga” for at least a few years, the bones of the tailbone, spine and neck become stronger.
6) Lower blood sugar levels
If you are in the second type of diabetes risk group, then hot yoga has more benefits for you. In general, all types of exercise can reduce the amount of glucose in the blood, but based on the results of a study conducted in 2013, we can safely say that for adults and people prone to obesity, hot yoga gives the best results.
7) Change your character and relax
Yoga was created in India in ancient times, where it was primarily meditative, psychological and spiritual. Even today, many people turn to yoga for peace of mind and to fight depression. Of course, it is not a panacea or an elixir, but it is worth a try, maybe it will suit you.
8) Boost your skin and immune system
Don’t let excessive sweating keep you out of the yoga room, on the contrary, that’s one of the goals. Sweating in a hot environment will improve your circulation, which in turn will boost your immune system. Your skin will also be cleansed, which is equivalent to removing toxins from the body and making you look younger.