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The Benefits of Hot Yoga

Hot yoga is a brilliant alternative to traditional yoga that provides similar benefits such as improved flexibility, strength, and reduced stress. But it is performed in a hotter environment that forces your muscles, lungs, and heart to work harder. Here are some reasons why you should try a hot yoga workout.

Why You Should Do Hot Yoga

Fun and Keeps You Active

Hot yoga is ideal if you want to stay active and enjoy yourself. A hot yoga session works your entire body and you can do it in a class alongside other like-minded individuals. If you have never done hot yoga before it is an amazing experience and it is a sustainable option for you to maintain your fitness levels.

Enhances Flexibility

Stretching in a hotter atmosphere makes it easier to elongate your muscles and the risk of getting injured is much lower. Therefore, hot yoga allows you to experience a greater range of motion which can improve your flexibility to a larger extent.

Improves Cardio

Every hot yoga workout forces your body to exercise at a higher intensity compared to when training in cooler temperatures.

One study discovered that a hot yoga session can elevate your heart rate to the same as a brisk walk. As a result, hot yoga can contribute to overall fitness and its benefits can translate to other physical activities you perform.

Relieves Stress and Depression

If you are suffering from mental health issues, hot yoga can improve your sense of well-being. Due to its calming nature, previous research has associated yoga with lower stress levels.

Furthermore, it is this soothing environment that helps to prevent overthinking and decrease symptoms of depression.

Increases Bone Density

The positive effect of hot yoga on strength should not be underestimated. There is evidence to suggest that hot yoga workouts can increase bone density in premenopausal women and older adults. Not to mention, lower the risk of osteoporosis as you get older.

If you are interested in hot yoga, give us a call on 020 8658 6880 for further information or send us an email at

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