All About Hot Yoga
For fitness lovers, trying new things keeps exercise fun and exciting. Many people try yoga and they either like it or they don`t. Yoga is a different kind
of exercise because it involves lots of stretching and calm breathing movements. For yoga fans, trying hot yoga takes it to a whole new level. It takes
everything they know about yoga and turns it up a notch.
Hot yoga is also known as Bikram yoga. It is practiced in a room that is heated up to 105f with a humidity of forty percent. This type of yoga is guided
by twenty-six postures and two breathing exercises following a ninety minute workout routine.
Hot yoga instructors must have training and certification in this area before they are able to teach it. There are currently over five hundred hot yoga
studios worldwide and the Yoga College of India has trained more than 3000 instructors charging more than 9000 dollars each. With such a high
demand for trainers, it is only natural that so many clinics are opening and yoga fans are crossing over.
Hot yoga involves exercising in hot room temperatures that induces sweating and in turn is thought to rid toxins and keep the muscles more flexible for
the ultimate stretches and yoga moves.
It is thought that hot yoga can create deeper stretching and prevent injury, distress and release tension. It can stimulate and restore health to muscles
and joints and organs. There are two components to the twenty-six exercises. These are; postures and breathing exercises. It is believed that only
50% of lung capacity is used at time, and that the lungs need to stretch out as well. Hot yoga works to stretch the body and lungs to their very max.
Hot yoga has been known to cause some severe symptoms in beginners who continue on later to become experts. It has caused; feelings of dizziness
and nausea. It has also been associated with people fainting and passing out completely. It is advised that beginners take lots of breaks and keep
The idea of total blood circulation is one of the benefits of this practi