Why Do Hot Yoga?
YOGA MAY HELP WITH:
- HORMONAL ISSUES
- MENSTRUAL ISSUES
- THYROID PROBLEMS
- DIABETES AND DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
- FLATULENCE AND HYPERACIDITY
- CHRONIC TONSILITIS
- BACK PROBLEMS
- STIFF NECK
- SHOULDER TENSION
- CHRONIC BRONCHITIS
- HIGH/LOW BLOOD PRESSURE
- SCIATIC PAIN
- VARICOSE VEINS
Burn Calories and Lose Excess Body Fat
Each class commonly burns between 600-1,200 calories, depending on your body and how intensely you participate. This is said to be similar to a 5-8 mile run, however it is zero impact which makes it a fabulous option for those who don't or cant exercise yet want to stay fit and healthy.
Detoxify and Cleanse / Anti-Aging
The Yoga poses in our classes gently compress and massage all the organs in the body. The lymphatic system particularly is activated which flushes toxins and waste products from the blood and organs through the skin, which is the largest organ in the body for elimination. Many health experts claim that most diseases can be prevented or even healed by preventing the buildup of toxins in our bodies. This also gives the skin a radiant glow and helps to keep it healthy and youthful looking.
Yoga stretches and massages our bodies helping to release places of habitual tension and soreness. Additionally, it calms the nervous system which puts our bodies in a more alkaline state and reduces levels of cortisol in the body, which has been linked not only to belly fat but to heart disease and a host of other medical conditions.
Body Awareness and Coordination
Yoga balances all systems of the body, leading to increased proprioception, which is the brain's communication with the body. Increased proprioception not only improves coordination and balancing of the right and left hemispheres of the brain, but also improves balance, memory, the prevention of injury and faster recovery from injury.
Yoga is an ancient science that was designed to work each and every joint, muscle, ligament and tendon in the body in harmony with the breath. This is helpful in preventing, healing or even eliminating arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, tennis elbow, spinal issues, and age-related joint problems.
Increased Strength and Muscle Tone
Yoga lengthens and strengthens all the muscles in the body, sculpting a lean physique. Unlike weight lifting, yoga poses work multiple muscles at once all the while engaging the core muscles of the body for stabilization. This develops balanced muscle tone and function which is essential for a balanced, tension-free body.
Boosts the Immune System
Not only does Hot Yoga raise the body's internal temperature which helps to fight infection, it also raises the white blood cell count in the body and flushes out the lymphatic system, all of which boost the immune system and keep it functioning strongly.
The Heat and the Yoga combine to increase circulation dramatically throughout the body, helping in cellulite reduction, the healing of injuries and therapeutic benefits applicable to many medical conditions.
Yoga practice calms the nervous system and steadies the mind in addition to providing an intense workout- all three combine to increase deep, restful sleep.
Improve Concentration and Focus
The mind is steadied through regular practice of yoga, providing a deep sense of calm, peace and well-being. Yoga trains the mind to focus, and this mental strength has far-reaching implications in our daily lives.
Increased Energy and Vitality
By energizing the whole system both mentally and physically, Yoga practitioners have more energy throughout the day. Studies have been done linking deep focus such as is done with Yoga and meditation with the state our minds enter into in deep sleep.
Those with chronic pain often find relief with Hot Yoga- as circulation is increased to joints and muscles, healing is accelerated.
As Yoga massages the internal organs, it also helps to stimulate and balance the digestive process. Many digestive conditions are improved or healed through Yoga, including flatulence and hyperacidity.
As the Thyroid is stimulated, metabolic imbalances are improved. This helps some to lose weight, for others it can help them put weight on.
Mental, Emotional and
Stress Relief, Patience, Calmness and a Sense of Well-BeingYoga is a moving meditation. It is unique as a physical exercise in that it harmonizes the body, mind and spirit and is as much mental as it is physical. For this reason, some of the most immediate benefits are mental and emotional.
In addition, exercise combined with concentration on the breath calms the nervous system, which directly acts to combat stress and reduce the level of cortisol in the body
Postures also help to build mental strength by cultivating the ability to hold their mind in a focused and meditative state. Learning to master one's thoughts and focus ultimately helps to move us toward a sense of well-being and aliveness.