YOGA has various forms and types. HOT YOGA is one of them gaining a lot of popularity in recent years. Also known as Bikram yoga, this type of yoga is practiced in a heated room, typically between 90-105°F (32-40°C). Hot yoga is done in a sauna-like environment, helping you de-stress, while giving you an intense workout and improving your strength and flexibility.
SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HOT YOGA AND TRADITIONAL YOGA
HOT YOGA offers many of the same benefits as traditional yoga, such as stress reduction, improved strength, and flexibility. But, with the heat turned up, hot yoga has the ability to give your heart, lungs, and muscles an even greater, more intense workout. Practicing hot yoga or Bikram yoga can help you burn more than 400 calories within 60 minutes alone. It is just an updated version of yoga who want to burn some serious calories and want a. faster progression of weight loss over time.
Hot yoga can be more intense in that it can make the body work harder and carries more risk than regular yoga for people with certain medical conditions. so if you have certain heart conditions, previous heat injury, heat intolerance, or problems with dehydration, you should probably avoid hot yoga,
BENEFITS OF HOT YOGA
- Increased Flexibility
- Improved Cardiovascular Health
- Detoxification due to sweating
- Weight Loss
- Stress Relief
- Improved Focus
THINGS TO TAKE CARE OF BEFORE YOU START DOING HOT YOGA
- Leave your loose clothing at home - wear tight yoga pants, and your shorts with sweating legs increases the risk of slipping.
- Keep a towel handy always - with a lot of sweat, you might need it most.
- Bring a water bottle, but don’t chug- Sips when needed will feel wonderful, but avoid taking down the entire bottle as it can upset the stomach.
- Practice on an empty stomach, but eat- because there’s a lot of twisting and bending and folding, it may upset your stomach if it's heavy. So eat nothing 2 hours prior to class. However, eat often and eat well earlier in the day so that you have energy during the actual class itself.
- Drink water throughout the day prior to your class so your body is well hydrated- A key to successful sessions of hot yoga is HYDRATION-HYDRATION-HYDRATION.
- Take a break when you need it- This goes for all yoga classes, but especially heated classes. Come down to a child’s pose or even savasana if you need to catch your breath and slow your heart rate down.
- Avoid the urge to leave the room- cool down your body temperature before you leave. Never rush to leave once your session is over.
Hot yoga is much more detoxifying than traditional yoga because you're sweating so much. Plus, the warmth in hot yoga allows you to go deeper into the stretches, increasing flexibility and blood circulation. Book a demo to see if you can bear the heat as it is very challenging. If you can do it, great..!! else join other women for traditional yoga, it's quite good too. HAHA..!! Jokes apart, REMEMBER you can do everything.
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