The New Year is here, and there’s no better time to start planning a path to healthier living for 2023. For those looking to improve their overall health and well-being, hot yoga, which has become increasingly popular in the last few years, should be at the top of the resolution list. Yoga Body Shop is proud to be the area’s original hot yoga studio, serving Johnson City, Binghamton, Vestal and beyond for nearly 15 years.
Hot yoga is a type of yoga that is done in a room heated to around 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit, with 40-60% humidity. This type of yoga is meant to help the body warm up more quickly, allowing for a more intense workout. Keep reading to find more reasons why you should give hot yoga a try in the new year.
Hot yoga is an excellent way to build strength, flexibility, and balance. The heat helps warm up the muscles and make them more pliable, which allows for deeper and more effective stretching. This can help improve overall flexibility and reduce the risk of injury during other exercises. The heat also allows your muscles to relax and lengthen, making it easier to achieve difficult poses. With regular practice, your joints will become more flexible, and you’ll be able to move more freely.
Helps Treat Depression
Studies have found that hot yoga can help reduce symptoms of depression. The combination of intense physical activity, a calming environment, and mental focus can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. The heat also helps relax and soothe the body and mind.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Hot yoga is a great way to get your heart rate up and improve your cardiovascular health. This can help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular issues. During hot yoga sessions, the warm temperatures in the room can help improve circulation and get your heart pumping. This can lead to better cardiovascular health and improved endurance.
The heat and humidity of hot yoga can help you sweat out the toxins that are stored in your body. The combination of physical activity and breathing techniques can also help reduce stress levels and improve your overall mental health. The heat and humidity also allow your body to release endorphins, which act as natural painkillers and minimize stress levels.
Builds Bone Density
Hot yoga can help build bone density by increasing the number of weight-bearing exercises involved in the practice. Weight-bearing exercises, such as standing postures and balancing poses, increase the pressure on the bones, which causes them to become stronger. This can help prevent bone loss, as well as increase overall bone density. Additionally, the heat from hot yoga helps increase blood flow to the bones, which also helps stimulate bone growth.
If you’re looking for a healthy way to kick off the new year, hot yoga might be just the thing for you. The Yoga Body Shop family is here to help you successfully navigate your journey and expand your potential—both mentally and physically. Get in touch with our team at the Yoga Body Shop today and begin your hot yoga journey. We offer many different classes, so you can find one that fits your New Year schedule.