I try my best to workout and heat healthy but sometimes a routine program can get a bit boring. It is also beneficial to add new elements into your workout for best results.
I decided to give hot yoga a try. Hot yoga is basically yoga that is performed in a studio where the temperature is about 40 degrees Celsius or 104 Fahrenheit. It feels similar to a sauna except the heat isn't as dry.
The yoga movements and postures in combination with the heat causes your body to sweat and flush out toxins. It also encourages you to drink more water during and after the session to keep you hydrated.
Yoga can be a great way to relax and for me hot yoga provided the ultimate feeling of rest and relaxation. After a hot yoga session I felt at ease, my muscles felt loose and I had a positive sense of well being.
Hot yoga classes also improved my sleep. Because I felt more relaxed after my sessions I was able to fall asleep with more ease and wake up feeling rested and refreshed.
Benefits for your skin:
I loved the way my skin looked and felt after my hot yoga sessions. Sweating out those toxins while essentially having my face steamed was a wonderful combination.
Great for your body:
There are postures in the hot yoga session that stimulate different organs and promote a healthy metabolism.
*Promotes weight loss
*Improves posture and coordination
*Helps with anxiety
*Improves flexibility and balance
I have also tried Hot Pilates in the same studio and found that it also yielded positive results although it was a different type of workout and had different benefits for my body.
I would definitely recommend adding a hot yoga session to the end of your day.