What are the benefits of hot yoga?

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:

  1. Warms the body to allow for deeper stretching without injury
  2. Facilitates an excellent cardiovascular workout
  3. Helps to detoxify the body through sweating
  4. 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.