So what is Hot Yoga? Well to know about hot yoga we must start with  what yoga is. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India. According to wikipedia,” yoga became popular in the west by the mid 19th century. By 1980 yoga became linked to heart health, legitimizing yoga as a purely physical system of health exercise”. “Overall, studies of the effects of yoga on heart disease suggest that yoga may reduce high blood pressure, improve symptoms of heart failure, enhance cardiac rehabilitation, and lower cardiovascular risk factors”.

To know more about the different types of yoga check out the link below.


Now as for Hot Yoga, which has become very popular. It is a great practice. I have started doing this type of yoga after a friend pursued ed me to go. I tried it and the first day all I could think about was how unflexible I was and how much I had been sweating. It is called Bikram yoga. It is typically done in a room that is between 85-105 degrees. It consists of 26 postures and 2 breathing techniques. While practicing yoga I hear the instructor always reminding us to breathe. Bikram yoga is used to help reduce stress, tension and helps deepen stretching and injury prevention. A lot of people use it for weight loss because you can burn up to 500-1250 calories per session. I do it just to increase my flexibility and I feel taller after the class and defiantly less anxious about my day.

If you would like to know more about it check out this site. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikram_Yoga

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