Survive a couple rainy Vancouver winters, and you’ll know pretty quickly how beneficial heat can be to the body, the mind, and the soul. We’ve gathered a list of some of the greatest benefits of hot yoga and the heat right here.
The benefits of hot yoga and the heat allows you to achieve greater flexibility and ease getting into the postures, which means you get the benefits from the postures more quickly, and it is safer to push yourself further into the postures.
Heart & Lungs
Your heart will beat faster creating the same effect as any aerobic exercise, which makes your body burn fat more effectively.
It creates a challenging cardiovascular workout.
Your pores and capillaries dilate, which oxygenates your body from the inside out, which flushes out toxins and waste products.
You sweat! Your body uses sweating to detoxify, and it makes your skin glow.
Metabolism & Digestion
Your metabolism speeds up, which helps breakdown glucose and fatty acids.
The increased metabolism improves your digestive system.
Hot yoga helps your nervous system function better. Messages are also carried more effectively to and from your brain!