Hot yoga, the kind that wound now to Portugal, and promises to work the entire body in a warm environment that will make you lose up to 900 calories per class!
The method Hot yoga was created in 1974 by Bikram Choudhury, an indian settled in California, with hundreds of schools in the world by being the first founded in Hawaii and in California. The guru of this sport he first developed the formula as a process of self-healing after a knee injury.
The Hot yoga as the name suggests is done in a room heated to a temperature between 38-42 and humidity between 40% and 60%, a real oven that gives the body more flexibility and security to the muscle and joints. The warm room mimics the conditions of temperature and humidity of India where yoga came up.
Despite being a modality still not widely known in Portugal, this is a style is more demanding, targeted to lovers of exercise, relaxation and at the same time working the whole body.
HOT YOGA: WHAT IS IT?
The Hot yoga is a yoga class held in a room heated to around 40 degrees for the heat to warm the body, help the muscles and joints to relax providing movements more elongated, spacious and safe at the same time promoting perspiration helping the release of toxins.
The Hot yoga was created with the aim of promoting health and balancing the body and prevent and/or improve lesions, the hot body becomes more flexible, the circulation is activated and it is easier to perform the postures, however it is more demanding in terms of effort: cardiovascular and muscular, so do not think that it is a class easy or undemanding.
BENEFITS OF HOT YOGA
1. PHYSICAL HEALTH
The Hot yoga promises to improve fitness, treat or improve diseases and injuries as is the case of the artitre, asthma, bronchitis, depression, insomnia. The modality insists a lot on the realignment of the spine and correction of posture.
Those in the know claim that the heat in the room thins the synovial fluid of the joints, causing muscles and joints to relax allowing you to increase the range of movement, providing a better level of flexibility and agility. The elongation to be well executed makes the transport of blood and oxygen more efficiently to muscles, nerves and tissues.
2. MENTAL HEALTH
The Hot yoga also helps to rejuvenation, increase the capacity of concentration, reduce headaches, stress and anxiety. With the stress of daily Hot yoga shows beneficial to decrease or control the tensions caused by the stress to which we are subject, helping to relax and release tension after a day of work.
3. PHYSICAL FORM
Another of the benefits of the practice of Hot yoga is the acceleration of the metabolism, the body is subject to a great detox, working all the muscles help in the form of physical making burn between 600-900kcal in each class. During the lesson, as it is released a lot of water through sweat it is important that the practitioner is with good levels of calcium, magnesium and potassium, as well as hydration before, during and after the activity not to dehydrate and replenish mineral salts.
4. IMPROVES THE APPEARANCE OF SKIN
The moist heat accelerates the elimination of toxins through sweating, this factor also brings benefits at the level of the skin, as it helps to increase the pores and eliminate the impurities.
HOW IS THE CLASS OF HOT YOGA?
This type of lesson is usually divided between the postures of standing, sitting and lying on their sides, alternating with breathing techniques and relaxation.
In the 26 postures taught in class they work 100% of the body, including internal organs, systems, ligaments, tendons and joints, being provided oxygen to each part of the body.
The fact of the room being hot and the lesson to be practiced at high temperatures requires students to adhere to do exercise in these conditions and it is necessary to make a slow adjustment so that to avoid evil. Pregnant women in the first months of pregnancy, people with heart problems and low blood pressure must use caution due to high temperatures because heat is a vasodilator, lowering even more the blood pressure.
The heat here is the big difference, with the heated body is allowed to make more movements, which would not do at lower temperatures.
In Portugalapenas there’s a school of Hot yoga, which is located in Lisbon, if you have the opportunity to experience, release stress, prevent injuries in the joints, work for a good posture, sue, very, release toxins and even burn many calories working the muscles all.
The challenge is launched!