Hot Yoga at Hot Yoga Inc in Mill Creek, WA is one of the most effective forms of heat therapy around. Hot temperatures treat a wide range of medical issues and improve overall health. At Hot Yoga Inc. you’ll find a variety of ways to get your heat fix through classes such as Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Power Yoga and Yoga Sculpt. The state of the art Hot Yoga Inc studio uses infrared technology. Infrared light warms the body which promotes a deep sweat and stimulates cell production to promote healthy muscle tissue and organs that regular exercise cannot achieve. Let’s review the top 5 ways infrared heat therapy through Hot Yoga can help you.
Reduce Aches & Pain
While cold therapy can numb nerve endings and reduce inflammation, heat can also be a fantastic form of pain relief. For those suffering from joint, muscle or overall body pain, heat therapy can be a great relief. Many who regularly do Hot Yoga find relief in chronic symptoms for arthritis, muscle spasms and sprains.
Heat can significantly improve your sleep, especially in the form of a warm bath or an evening hot yoga class. Night-time sleep EEG changes following body heating. Better sleep in the REM stage improves memory, healing, learning and mood. It’s clear that heat can drastically improve sleep quality which even has positive effects on overall health.
Yoga itself improves flexibility. As you age, your collagen fibers begin to cross and toughen, causing progressive hardening and loss of flexibility. Hot Yoga increases blood flow to these hard to reach areas. Adding heat therapy to the practice allows you to get even deeper in your postures. This edge in stretching improves your overall muscle and back flexibility as well as your posture. This has profound effects on preventing injuries and keeping you active as you age.
Often we focus on our outward appearance and do not realize the effects our emotions have on our physical body. The benefits of heat therapy go beyond the physical. Mental benefits such as stress relief can occur from hot yoga and other forms of heat therapy. Heat relaxes the nervous system and muscles allowing your mind to relax as well.A regular yoga practice can release trapped emotions and set us free.
Detox & Improve Skin
Sweating it out while practicing Hot Yoga does wonders for your skin. Decreased blood flow and oxygenation of tissue cause cell death, build-up of toxins, and premature aging. Deep sweat keeps channels of elimination open and relieves sinus congestion/pressure and migraine pain. This incredible practice softens your skin, diminishes the appearance of cellulite, and produces a radiant glow.
It’s no secret that sweating through hot yoga is a great workout. But it’s also an amazing way to lose weight through a non-impact workout. Performing yoga moves in an environment that has been heated to a much higher temperature than normal can increase the heart rate and lead to more calories being burned through the course of the workout. This assists with a faster progression of weight loss over time.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years to improve health and spiritual well-being. It’s clear that heat can offer many benefits for a variety of conditions both mental and physical. A consistent Hot Yoga practice at our 105-120 degree infrared yoga studio in Mill Creek is a perfect form of heat therapy to get all these benefits and many more. Take a look at our schedule to view upcoming classes. We’ll see you on the yoga mat!