Do you know about hot yoga or “hot yoga”? Here is a little overview of this activity that is beneficial for both body and mind!
What is hot yoga?
Hot yoga is a real physical exercise that proves to be a challenge for beginners. Indeed, the ambient heat in which the session is carried out (room heated to 42 degrees Celsius) transforms the course into an excellent cardiovascular activity (up to 1200 calories per class are burned there). In addition, the heat promotes a deeper stretch of the whole body, as well as a more efficient and rapid elimination of toxins. The Bikram Yoga Method stimulates muscles, organs, glands, nerves and joints, transporting freshly re-oxygenated blood to 100% of the parts of the body. Thus regenerating the muscular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune systems, reproductive, lymphatic, skeletal and nervous in a more adequate state of functioning.
What are the benefits of hot yoga?
Heat has always been used to help relax and naturally soften muscles and joints, but also to relieve pain due to certain injuries, muscle stiffness and tension. It is more pleasant for the practitioner to perform the yoga postures when the muscles of the body are warmed up and relaxed. But as in any good physical practice, it is essential to be fully aware of your own limits and to respect them at all times. To take breaks when you feel the need, to drink if you are thirsty and to take the time to breathe.
The reasons that make Hot Yoga popular are usually as follows: The heat makes the body more flexible, so you can go deeper in the postures, more easily. The heat obviously causes a lot of sweating; which allows toxins to be evacuated (and therefore of course, we must not forget to drink a lot of water!).
Weight loss, improvement of sleep, stimulation of the immune system, reduction of stress, etc. Its practice is also beneficial for people suffering from back pain, depression, osteoporosis, migraines, blood pressure or skin problems.
Which yoga mat to buy for hot yoga?
A non-slip yoga mat is a great place to start.
Hot yoga poses
There are 26 poses in hot yoga