At Yoga Body Shop, we love turning up the heat! Yoga Body Shop rooms are heated between 95 to 100 degrees, depending on the type of hot yoga class and level of practice. Why do we utilize heat during our yoga classes? In Baptiste Yoga, heat is a tool for transformation. Not only are you enjoying an expanded workout experience, you are also increasing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. When considering the physical benefits of hot yoga, the following benefits are key:
- Stress Relief
Many turn to yoga as a natural way to deal with stress. Studies have shown that stressed, physically inactive adults find that hot yoga significantly reduce their stress levels. In addition, hot yoga improves their health-related quality of life, their off-the-mat ability to control behaviors and improve their social environment.
- Improves Flexibility
Stretching after you warm up your muscles is safer than stretching cold muscles. So, it makes sense that the environment of a studio prepped for hot yoga classes can make yoga poses easier and more effective. The heat allows you to stretch a little further and achieve a greater range of motion. Hot yoga students often experience a greater flexibility in the muscles found in their lower back, shoulders, and hamstrings than experienced prior to practicing hot yoga.
- Boost Immunity
Practicing hot yoga can give your heart, lungs, and muscles a more challenging workout than doing the same sequence of poses in a non-heated environment. The result is increased circulation of fresh oxygenated blood that nourishes internal organs and improves function. With improved circulation, your organs become stronger and are better able to combat disease and illness. In addition, hot yoga encourages the removal of toxicity from the body through the sweat increased by the heat, thus boosting immunity.
As the area’s only Baptiste affiliate studio, Yoga Body Shop, is proud offer a state-of-the-art facility that allows our yogis to turn up the heat on their yoga journey. Expand your experience and improve your mental and physical well-being by joining one of our many hot yoga classes this week. We have a “socially-distanced” spot ready for you!