Hot Yoga at the Glasgow Yoga Centre [Continued]
Why the heat?
The benefits are many:
Muscles, fascia and connective tissue become more elastic, allowing for greater flexibility with less chance of injury
Sweating is promoted, which assists the detoxification process ·
Blood becomes thinner, clearing the circulatory system
Endurance is boosted through consistent practice
Your body burns fat more effectively: fat may be redistributed and burned as energy during the class. It is common to lose centimetres in a very short time.
The heat produces a fluid-like stretch, allowing for greater range of movement in joints, muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body
Capillaries dilate in the heat; more effectively oxygenating the tissues, muscles, glands and organs and helping in the removal of waste products
Your peripheral circulation improves
Your metabolism speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids
Willpower, self-control, concentration and determination are strengthened in this challenging environment
Your heart-rate becomes elevated, and the cardiovascular system gets a thorough workout – heart and lungs.
Just as when your body raises its temperature to fight infection, the raised temperature in the room may assist in improving the proper functioning of your immune system.
The Benefits of Hot Yoga
With regular practice, discipline and honest effort you will:
Reshape your body
Reduce the risk of sports injury
Reduce the effects of stress
Clear your mind and calm your soul
Tone and strengthen muscles
Develop increased strength, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance
Increase your energy level
Teaches you to breathe fully and correctly
Helps reduce symptoms of chronic illnesses and injuries
Helps promote better sleep – you may even need less sleep
Promotes a deep sense of well-being and a peaceful mind
Helps in weight-loss and toning
Improves posture and body awareness
Improves flexibility of your spine in its range of motion in all directions, allowing improvement in the functioning of your central nervous system. Better nervous system communication means a better functioning body and mind
Improves the healing and regenerative powers of your body
Maintains (and regains) youthful appearance and skin tone
Works all systems of the body: cardiovascular, nervous, lymphatic, endocrine, immune, digestive, reproductive, muscular and skeletal
Helps to reduce stress
Helps improve heart and lung capacity
Lubricates the joints
Helps to eliminate back pain by strengthening the spine;
Builds mental strength by holding your mind in a focused, meditative state.
Gives the body a cardiovascular workout without negative impacting forces.
This information is not intended to replace advice from your medical practitioner or natural therapies practitioner.
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