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.
Stress begins with a mental obsession. Focus on your breathing into your heart to get out of your head.
Observe the stress passing.
Having a place of sanctuary, a quiet space to allow relaxation to reveal itself.
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