A hot yoga practice is without a doubt good for your health! From major health issues such as blood pressure and losing weight to things as simple as getting a better night’s sleep...hot yoga is your answer. Practicing yoga in a heated room increases your heart rate and metabolism, allowing your blood vessels to become more flexible and making your body burn some major calories! Depending on your size, fitness level and other variables, you can expect to burn anywhere between 500 to 1000 calories per hot yoga class!
That’s right!! 500 to 1000 calories! Now that’s a workout that is packing a punch!
Hot yoga is amazing for weight loss, as you sweat soon after entering the yoga studio and it only intensifies as the hot yoga class progresses and you challenge yourself in the postures and Vinyasa sequences. Like other yogas, it will increase muscle tone, improves the lymphatic system and aids the body in its natural detoxification processes. It's also amazing for developing serenity in the face of physical and environmental adversity and obstacles that are all too prevalent in each person’s everyday life.
Yoga in a heated studio goes above and beyond when it comes to relieving stress and building inner confidence. This practice is the true definition of "mind over matter." The endorphin rush you receive after completing a 60 or 75 minute sweat session will leave you feeling like there's nothing you can't accomplish.
As always...contact us at Bend and Zen with any questions! Hope to see you on the mat!