The benefits of HEAT ...
Hot yoga is stretching and posing in a variety of ways in a room heated between 95-110 degrees. The heat allows muscles to stretch and become more flexible and allows you to get into poses and postures more deeply and effectively. Thousands of people have gotten addicted to hot yoga for the health benefits you can see and feel, and the sense of achievement they feel afterwards.
A Few Of The Many Benefits Are:
- Your body burns fat more effectively, fat may be redistributed and burned as energy during the class. It is common to lose centimetres of shape in a very short time
- The heat produces a fluid-like stretch allowing for greater range of movement in joints, muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body
- Capillaries dilate in the heat; more effectively oxygenating the tissues, muscles, glands and organs and helping in the removal of waste products
- Your peripheral circulation improves due to enhanced perfusion of your extremities
- Your metabolism speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids
- You benefit from a strengthening of willpower, self control, concentration and determination in this challenging environment
- Your cardiovascular system gets a thorough workout
- Your muscles and connective tissue become more elastic and allow for greater flexibility with less chance of injury and improved resolution of injury
- Sweating promotes detoxification and elimination through the skin - which is the body's largest eliminating organ
- Just as when your body raises its temperature to fight infection, the raised temperature in the room will assist in improving T-cell function and the proper functioning of your immune system
- Your nervous system function is greatly improved and messages are carried more efficiently to and from your brain
- Metabolism improves in your digestive system and in the body's cells (that is food in the gut and nutrients in the cells)
- Disclaimer: The benefits suggested for each posture are based on scientific and anecdotal evidence based on experience with and observation of improvement in many conditions - both chronic and acute - that have been witnessed by medical staff, and or yoga teachers and or yoga students over many years of practice. They should not be construed as a guarantee that these benefits will definitely occur in all students. Consistent practice will always be the best approach. Use your own body wisdom.
This information is not intended to replace advice from your medical practitioner or natural therapies practitioner...