Hot Yoga is great for both your body and your mind. It is natural and safe to practise yoga in a heated environment be it in a hot studio or a hot climate!

Why Hot Yoga in Portsmouth?

Hot yoga is yoga practised in a heated studio of up to 40 degrees centigrade. You can develop your strength, flexibility and balance and fitness levels to a much greater degree than the usual class practise. This is because of the specific heat and humidity that is practised in India, its native country of origin. Hot Yoga keeps your yoga practise authentic.

The overall aims are the same; to increase flexibility, improve posture and achieve all over body conditioning. However, the intense conditions created by the infra-red heating throughout the studio provide a mentally challenging workout which leaves you with a feeling of immense achievement.

Hot Yoga provides a full body workout from the inside out, engaging every cell, tissue, organ, muscle and ligament to improve both physical and mental strength. It balances stretching and flexibility whilst increasing heart rate to deliver a cardiovascular workout too. If you are feeling stiff, if any of your joints are frozen, if you are recovering from a sports injury, if you suffer from a bad back and your body feels older than its years, these are some of the reasons why you can benefit from Hot Yoga.

Benefits

  • Brings harmony to the body, mind and spirit.
  • Helps with strength, flexibility and balance.
  • Builds longer, leaner toned muscles.
  • Increases your core strength and stability.
  • Calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Replenishes the body and mind.
  • Slows your heart rate.
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Increases circulation.
  • Helps to detoxify the system.
  • Improves the function of internal organs.
  • Increases your metabolism and energy levels.
  • Helps with weight loss.
  • Helps with depression, stress and insomnia.
  • Supports your body systems.

Weight Loss

Holding poses in intense heat builds more deep muscle tissue, which burns more stored fat. Hot Yoga can really help you lose your weight. Your diet will also improve as your body craves healthier food when practising yoga regularly.

Detoxification

Sweating is not just your body’s natural cooling system, it also expels toxins from your system, allowing your body to sweat regularly is vital in order for your body to get rid of waste, absorb fresh nutrients and rehydrate. Be prepared to sweat lots in your hot yoga class !

Healthy Connective Tissue

Practising yoga helps unblock the body’s connective tissue, allowing increased oxygenated blood to reach every cell in your body. Hot yoga enhances the process, enabling your body to extend the stretches more fully and so renewing and improving the function of your being. The process will result in greater flexibility and energy all round.

Stress Release

Being mindful in yoga helps to calm and unwind the mind, resulting in greater focus and clarity. Following your breathing pattern and learning how to control it, brings you to the present moment giving you focus and peace of mind.