What is Hot Yoga?
Hot Yoga has really fired up the exercise scene, it is a series of yoga positions and poses, done inside a heated room. The room hot yoga is performed in is usually kept at a high constant temperature of 32-42 Degrees, with humidity ranging from 40% – 60%. Exercising in a room of this temperature will help your body remove toxins and also warms the muscles and increases flexibility as well as improving mind and body harmony.
Our studio uses the latest infrared heat technology which is different to many others that use gas furnaces to heat their studios. There are many health benefits to using infrared heaters, due to the deep penetration of infrared rays (over one and a half inches into body tissue), there is a deep heating effect in the muscle tissue and internal organs.
The body responds to this heat with a hypothalamic-induced increase in both heart volume and rate. Beneficial heart stress leads to a sought after cardiovascular training and conditioning effect.
Medical research confirms the use of infrared heat provides cardiovascular conditioning as the body works to cool itself and involves substantial increases in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate. As a confirmation of the validity of this form of cardiovascular conditioning, extensive research by NASA led to the conclusion that infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in astronauts during long space flights.
Hot Yoga can therefore play a pivotal role in both weight control and cardiovascular conditioning. It is valuable for those who want an effective weight control and fitness maintenance program and the benefits regular exercise can contribute to such a program
Can Hot Yoga assist in weight loss?
Hot Yoga has many weight loss benefits. There are many factors that contribute to it:
1. Warming the muscles makes the body burn fat more readily
2. Muscles become stronger by practicing hot yoga and will burn more calories
3. When your body is detoxified the circulatory system improves and the metabolism increase
4. Hot Yoga improves the efficiency of bodily systems and functions of the body thereby regulating appetite