We all know how many benefits there are to practicing yoga. Hot or not, yoga is a great way to help yourself mentally, whilst also challenging yourself much more physically and is a great way to relieve stress.
What is it?
Ok, so before we start talking about the benefits of Hot Yoga we should probably explain exactly what it is. Hot yoga is a much more unconventional style of yoga. It involves performing a tough level of yoga in a very warm and humid studio. The idea behind this is to try and recreate the conditions of what it would have been like to perform yoga in India which is where the art originated. There are a few different styles of hot yoga, the most popular being the standard “Hot Yoga” but also “Bikram Yoga”.
What are the benefits?
Similar to traditional yoga it has both mental and physical benefits, however adding in the extra heat and humidity element to it grants a more intense and beneficial workout, as long as it is done safely. Due to the challenging conditions, it can help to further elevate the usual benefits of yoga. Not only does the heat help to loosen the muscles and aid flexibility, the heat also makes your body work just that little bit harder, helping you burn those extra calories! BONUS.
Although it may seem like a relatively safe activity, Hot Yoga can actually be quite dangerous without the proper preparation. For example, one of the most important things to take into consideration is to make sure you’re properly hydrated as one of the biggest factors of Hot Yoga is that you sweat profusely, so make sure you’ve got lots of water to drink throughout.
If this sounds like a bit of you, then why not give it a go? Working both your mind and body simultaneously, you can’t go wrong with this. Check out our new Composure range for all the outfit inspo, featuring comfy seamless fits, loose t-shirts and shorts, you’ll find everything you need to give hot yoga a try.