Hot Yoga is high intensity as each posture elevates your heart rate and then held for no more than 30-60 seconds, with a pause to rest, then another 30-60 seconds maximum is the perfect cardio workout your body will respond well to. This short, cyclical elevation of the heart rate, then resting it, encourages the body to burn fat.
Doing yoga poses in a hot room esp. allows you to rid your body of water and fat. In the process losing weight from the improved metabolic and digestive functioning.
It helps that there's an extra metabolic advantage to exercising in a hot room: the body's elevated temperature boosts its energy consumption, causing it to use as much as 10 to 40 percent more energy.
Sweating Not only does it make your skin super glowy, it’s also a damn good detox. One of the most significant benefits of this; particularly if you’re focusing on weight loss, is that it helps get the lymphatic system moving – which is the system that helps filter out the toxins in our bodies.
A clogged lymphatic system has been linked to cellulite – and thus a clear lymph means a lighter and less dimply body.
-Pulse rate and Blood Pressure are improved decreasing your risk of heart disease, Glucose Tolerance and Insulin Sensitivity is improved by making weight loss easier.
Hot yoga improves blood sugar levels, particularly if you're carrying excess weight, according to a pilot study in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - Glucose scores were significantly improved for older, obese participants
Studies show that Yoga improves lung function in people who have pulmonary diseases.
-improves bone growth as well as decreasing bone loss.
Heat relaxes muscle and induces sleepiness, so it's not surprising that hot yoga could help improve sleep. Ninety-four percent of participants in a 2014 study in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine reported a better quality of sleep.
Postures are designed to push and pull your muscles constantly, another well-known benefit is the reshaping of the body into a leaner and longer toned form.
Also, because of the heated room, the muscles become warmer and therefore more flexible, allowing the practitioner to ease into the asanas.
This form is also strict about keeping the knees and thighs active to ensure balance and equal distribution of weight throughout the foot. This relieves your spine from the burden of your body weight while executing the postures, reducing the risk of back injury, particularly the compression of the lower back discs.
Athletes who practice this Yoga have found that they have become less prone to injuries and added mobility and flexibility in the joints and muscles
Additionally, weight loss is touted as one of the biggest benefits, and not just because you're sweating out all your water weight. The combination of the strenuous poses and the heated room, as well as pronounced and well paced breathing, leads to an increase in one's metabolism, ultimately resulting in weight loss.
You will notice that you are able to bend further and stretch better when you do hot yoga. This causes the muscles to get used to being "used."
Toxins found in the human body are called Xenobiotics. Exercise, a balanced diet and saunas have been shown to improve the way these organs detoxify and cleanse your body.
Yoga combines these tools to efficiently jump start your body’s natural cleansing processes. Scientific Research has proven that many Xenobiotics are linked to obesity and these toxins are now called Obesogens.
Since Obesogens are often lipid soluble compounds and stored in fat, hot yoga is an important factor in detoxifying at the cellular level breaking these chemicals down into a form that can be removed esp through sweating.
Heated room aids blood circulation throughout the body. Certain postures are designed to block blood flow in certain regions when held and releasing the posture lets blood surge forward with fresh new blood cells,
Some poses are designed to build and establish solid balance, combining varying degrees of flexibility with strength, and more importantly, the incredible concentration needed to hold the pose.
Among the many physiological ailments known to have been alleviated are alignment issues in the spine, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular diseases, blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatism, and many more.