When looking for a new yoga practice, it is important to find one that suits your personal style. Yoga has a history of over 5,000 years. Over the last few decades, several specialised schools have come with a unique twist to yoga like Hot yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Beer yoga and so on. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will discuss the Benefits of Hot Yoga when compared with other yoga forms.
In a hot yoga class, students have to perform a set of yoga poses in a sauna-like room. The temperature is set at 92 degrees. The high-temperature results in a lot of sweating, which in turn engages the endorphins to be released in your brain. So instead of running for miles to get your runner’s ‘high’, you can just do hot yoga for a few minutes and get it.
The high temperature is also helpful in improving your blood flow, and you become more flexible. In winter, we find ourselves lethargic because our joints feel brittle and in summer, we are all cheerful and our bodies feel light. Hot yoga uses the same natural phenomena to help you improve your flexibility.
The excessive sweating in the hot room also speeds up toxin removal from your body. Instead of spending 2 hours with yoga, you can get the same effect in a 30-minute workout at a higher temperature. Hot yoga suggests you hydrate well before, during and after the class. This helps balance your body’s hydration and remove toxins at the same time.
There are several advantages to taking a hot yoga class instead of a regular one. We suggest you attend a trial class of all yoga types that interest you and let your body decide what it likes better.