Promotes Better Breathing
The heated room associated with hot yoga ensures that you breathe correctly and deeply. In fact, the poses you'll perform in the environment almost forces one's body to breathe deeply and fully. This is relaxing, and can promote better health overall.
Allows For Greater Flexibility
When muscles become warm, they become more flexible. Performing hot yoga will help you develop greater flexibility, both while you're performing poses and in your day to day life. Muscles are also strengthen through this type of exercise, which can help with soreness, aches and pains and back issues that are often associated with poor muscle tone.
Yoga is often considered a gentle form of exercise. While there are many, many benefits of traditional yoga, it rarely forces cardiovascular exercise. The heated environment of hot yoga forces the body to work harder, and raises the heart rate. Raising the heart rate is the goal of cardiovascular exercise and all of the benefits associated with it. Hot yoga combines the gentle nature of yoga, while still working out your cardiovascular system.
According to recent research, heated yoga can help to alleviate the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and may be helpful for those suffering from asthma and high blood pressure. It has also been shown to help alleviate some of the issues associated with obesity.
If hot yoga is something that you've become interested in, attend Power Yoga at Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo.