Don’t fear the heat! The benefits of practicing yoga in a heated environment are endless, however there are 4 points to be listed here:
- Warms the body to allow for deeper stretching without injury
- Facilitates an excellent cardiovascular workout
- Helps to detoxify the body through sweating
- Weight loss
Being in the heat may be a challenge in the beginning because most people are not accustomed to being in that kind of environment, and because most of us have an aversion to intense sweating. After a few classes however, most students begin to get acclimated to the temperature. Most students are surprised that they start to crave being in the hot yoga room - yes, even in the summer.