Hot Yoga: The Benefits Are Huge but is It Right for You?
Hot Yoga is all the rage, and yeah, it is hot... literally. It's a more aggressive type of yoga held in a hot and humid studio. There are different forms of this yoga and the Bikram type is performed at 40% humidity and at 105 degrees. With the vigorous poses in the heat, your heart rate is raised while your muscle groups get some serious exercise.
The Tremendous Benefits:
- They say that more than other forms of yoga, it can improve your flexibility
- Your heart rate and metabolism increases which allows you to burn more calories
- It can help to deliver your muscles more oxygenated blood
- It can help with weight loss
- It is a tremendous aid in relieving stress
- It can work to detoxify your body
- Less chance of physical injury because your muscles are heated
- Exercising in the heat improves your immune system
So, Is it Right for You?
- Well, you might want to avoid trying the intensity of Hot Yoga if...
- If you're intolerant to heat
- If you dehydrate easily
- If you've been diagnosed with heart disease.
- But if the concept of Hot Yoga seems like something you'd love to give a go, just make sure you drink a lot of water beforehand and afterwards and get ready for a new and exciting kind of workout with a wealth of benefits.