What is Hot Yoga?
Hot yoga is a type of yoga which is done in a heated room, generally at a temperature of 35 to 40 degrees celsius. Yoga comprises of different poses/postures with measured breathing; and a vigorous session of yoga in a heated room results in lot of sweating and warming of the body. This added heat also helps in increasing the flexibility of the individual. Hot yoga is done to reproduce the heat and humidity of India, where yoga has its roots.
Benefits with PH Hot Yoga
Sweating during a hot yoga session enables your body to burn calories. Hot yoga can burn up to 477 calories per one hour yoga session. With a high caloric output, this type of yoga can actually aid healthy weight loss if supplemented with healthy eating! Adding hot yoga to your workout routine will make you feel fitter and more powerful than ever.
The whole point of yoga is to relax your body with breathing and meditation exercises. By practising hot yoga, you can focus your mind on certain poses and forget about your stressors. Unwind and de-stress your body with this rejuvenating sauna-like alternative.
Working out in a heated room makes your body sweat, which is a good thing. When your body is sweating this means that all of your body’s toxins are being flushed out, and this is why many people feel refreshed and reenergized after a hot yoga workout. So try hot yoga for your body’s sake, it will thank you!
Hot yoga isn’t a walk in the park. If you’ve ever tried any yoga poses then you know how difficult it really is if you’re not as flexible as an elastic band. Although adding heat to the mix won’t make it any easier, it will in fact help your body become more flexible overtime. Regular workouts always call for stretching at the end because your muscles are warm and your blood is increased in circulation, which prevents any muscle soreness and ultimately makes you more flexible. Don’t worry, by practising hot yoga you’ll be touching your toes in no time.
Hot yoga really pushes your body to the limits because it makes you try difficult poses that work various areas of your body like your abdominals and glutes. By adding humidity to the workout, naturally, you can assume that overtime your body will become stronger as your level of endurance will increase. You might not be a pro right away if you are a beginner, but overtime, your body will become a power house and difficult poses like the Sirsasana will be easier for you.
We’ve all walked uphill in the blazing heat during summertime and felt our hearts pumping hard at work. When you’re heart is pumping it brings extra food and oxygen to your muscles! The heat is one way to increase your heart rate. Although you won’t be walking uphill in the blazing heat anytime soon if you’re in the winter season like me, you can take on hot yoga all year round to get that heart pumpin’ right away.
The steaminess of a hot yoga studio is much like a hot sauna room at the spa. Steam is known to help open up your pores and cleanse your skin! Although you’ll be sweating during a hot yoga session, it’s actually good for your skin to be exposed to some steam (moderately of course). Don’t forget to clean your face with your favourite cleanser once you’re home to get rid of any excess buildup. And voila, your skin will be pore-free and glowing in no time.
Multiple yoga poses have shown to actually prevent and reduce back pain. The heat from a hot yoga session, in addition to various yoga poses, allow your muscles to relax and stretch so that not only can you treat pain and discomfort, but also prevent it. Yoga poses like the Sphinx and Thread the Needle are known for targeting the spine area in order to ease tension.
If you’re itching to tone and define your body then hot yoga can help you do just that. Various yoga poses work out your core muscles that are usually targeted for toning, like your obliques, and adding heat to the mix can help you sweat and target those muscles even more! Hot yoga = hot bod.
The best thing about hot yoga is that it can lead to good overall health. Being able to exercise, meditate, and relax your body simultaneously can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Hot yoga can also help you stay active and physically and mentally healthy, which is the key to maintaining a balanced and wholesome life.
So next time you’re looking for a new exercise to try, give hot yoga a go! With all its health benefits you really have nothing to lose.
Hot Yoga Classes
PH Prime Hot Yoga is a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises done in 75 mins in a room temperature of 35-40 degrees Celsius. The sweating will make you detoxify and de-stress and it’s very good for weight loss, body toning and clear skin. We are known for reversal of diseases like Diabetes, High BP, thyroid, PCOD, Cholesterol levels.
Hot Yoga Teacher's Training Certification
PH Prime is happy to introduce Hot Yoga Teachers’ Training Course for the interested Yogi’s & Yogini’s