Hot Yoga is one of the fastest growing trends in the UK. Many people have still not tried this type of Yoga and we aim to answer some of the queries that beginners may have within this blog.
What is Hot Yoga?
First of all, it’s a type of Yoga which is done at temperatures between 32c and 40c at 30-50% humidity. Temperatures are artificially generated – generally designed to replicate an Indian climate – giving an authentic feel. The general idea behind this variation of Yoga is that the heat helps relax, stretch and loosen your muscles while also cleansing out toxins from your body.
How can Hot Yoga benefit us?
- Your heart will beat faster which will give a good cardiovascular workout, burning more calories.
- The body’s core temperature rises which allows you to burn fat more easily
- Decreased stress and anxiety, a reduction in blood pressure and increased flexibility/muscle relaxation
Are there any drawbacks to Hot Yoga?
- Nausea and exhaustion can be common, especially for first-timers
- Overworking certain body parts because the muscles are too relaxed
What preparation should I do before a Hot Yoga Class?
- Bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated
- Avoid eating anything heavy 2 hours before the class
- Post workout it is advisable to eat foods which are high in protein and complex carbohydrates
- Wear tight fitting clothes, such as shorts and a tank top - avoid loose fitting clothing made from cloth as they can absorb a lot of moisture
How can I get involved in Hot Yoga?
Hot Yoga classes are held all over the United Kingdom. Typing a simple search into google or another search engine such as ‘hot yoga near me’ should point you in the right direction.