This low impact exercise works with your body’s natural range of motion. It is excellent for cardiac health. Unlike other forms of exercise that can eventually damage the body from overuse, with yoga, the more you practice the more you improve. In other forms of fitness you hit your peak performance and decline. With a regular yoga practice you will only get better.
The state of the art Hot Yoga Inc. studios use infrared technology. Infrared light warms the body which promotes a deep sweat to help eliminate toxins and allow muscles and joints to stretch further with a lower risk of injury.
Infrared light stimulates cell production to promote healthy muscle tissue and organs that regular exercise cannot achieve. You will lose body fat and increase your metabolism permanently, as you get stronger. A regular yoga practice also balances hormones that help you sleep deeply and wake-up renewed.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years to improve health and spiritual well-being. Stretching and balancing postures combined with deep penetrating heat increase range of motion and help to bring your body to its natural state of correct postural alignment. Good posture improves circulation and digestion, reduces stress on joints and ligaments, increases energy, promotes good breathing and helps keep muscles loose and supple. Hot yoga is low impact, excellent for cardiac health, helps to balance hormones and eliminate toxins through deep sweating.
Practicing yoga can improve your focus, bringing you more mental clarity to help you achieve your goals.
Yoga and heat therapy both have many physical health benefits such as increased strength and flexibility, weight loss, and many others.
Yoga is a form of meditation that can give you a sense of calmness, and centeredness.
Decreased blood flow and oxygenation of tissue cause cell death, build-up of toxins, and premature aging. Yoga expands and contracts your body enabling light/heat to efficiently break through blocked energy. The light, which your body feels as heat, enters and stimulates your cells as photons. The photons are absorbed by the photoreceptors and strike damaged tissue/free radicals. This process increases vibration between and within cells and encourages proliferation and communication. Increasing the light in your body, also known as chi, creates waves of perfect harmony within. This incredible process softens your skin, diminishes the appearance of cellulite, and produces a radiant glow.
Most people are inflexible or become inflexible over time. Muscles and joints stiffen from under use and/or jobs that require long hours of sitting or bending. This can compress and disfigure the spine, and cause muscle to conform to incorrect alignment. Additionally, 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. This is key in keeping cells supple and healthy.
You will improve your balance and posture. This becomes even more important as you age. Poor posture weakens your body, burdens your organs, and depletes your energy. Elderly people who have a fear of falling often limit their activities. This alone can negatively impact their quality and enjoyment in life. Moreover, lack of physical fitness reduces mobility, bone density, and muscle mass. Correct physical alignment keeps your systems functioning properly, builds strength, and improves your self image. Staying strong decreases the risk of accident induced illness and stress. Yoga postures create stability, correct skeletal and muscular alignment, and balance.
Often we focus on our outward appearance and do not realize the effects our emotions have on our physical body. Sadness, stress, anxiety, frustration, disappointment, depression, and other emotions, show on our face and in the way we carry ourselves. Furthermore, as young children negative emotions we are not yet able to handle can be absorbed in our bodies and embedded at a cellular level. A regular yoga practice can release these trapped emotions and set us free.
“I work about 12 hours on the PC. Before yoga I used to get pain in my wrists and my forearms. With regular yoga, 1 to 2x’s a week, I don’t get the pain anymore and I feel a lot better.”~ Vikram
Hatha lets me tune in, chill out and shape up — all at the same time. It has that relaxing element, but it doesn’t mean you’re not gonna break a sweat 🙂~ Diana A.
“Our favorite class is Hatha. If we can do it, anyone can do it!”~ Dave & Renee
Persistent fatigue is often a result of the fast paced world in which many of us live today. Stress causes disease. A chronic state depletes your adrenal glands and weakens your immune system leaving you feeling anxious, depressed, and disconnected. When we are in a state of stress we subconsciously hold our breath, creating an even greater burden to our body. Chest breathing leads to lower oxygen levels which make your body vulnerable to chronic disease. Yoga teaches diaphragmatic breathing which increases oxygen levels and helps alleviate stress from your body and mind.
To be effective exercise must increase in challenge. Hot Yoga Inc. is where our own Seattle Seahawks turn for their hot yoga workouts.
Spirit is the Latin word for breath. Reconnect to your soul. Learning to relax heightens awareness of your body and its stress triggers. Correct breathing increases oxygen levels necessary for proper bodily functions. More importantly, you will learn tools to deal with the things that really matter to you, and to gracefully learn to let go of things that do not.
Hot yoga dilates blood vessels and increases oxygen flow to stimulate your cells healing power. This effectively reduces joint and muscle pain, and heals and prevents injuries. Improved blood flow to the lymphatic system reduces inflammation. Your body can produce powerful pain relieving chemicals, as strong as pharmaceuticals, to alleviate chronic pain and illness. Arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, and many other maladies are improved through a regular yoga practice. It is not uncommon for many ailments to be cured all together. In fact, some doctors now prescribe yoga as a form of physical therapy. Yoga heals and strengthens the body and its systems, and is especially beneficial to the immune system.
Skin is your body’s largest organ and often considered your third kidney. Deep sweat keeps channels of elimination open and relieves sinus congestion/pressure and migraine pain. Hot Yoga does for the inside of your body what a shower does to your outside. It is a natural body deodorizer. As you begin your hot yoga practice you may notice that your sweat is salty, sticky, malodorous, and/or oily. After your tenth class, you will become healthier; and the healthier you become, the faster you break a sweat. As your body becomes more efficient salty fluids near the surface of the skin will return to the blood. Thus, your blood quantity as well as water content in the body will increase dramatically. More water in our cells keeps our blood thin and more fluid. Weight gain from water is never fat, and hydration is essential to good health.
Your body is 70% water. Good hydration is essential for processing and maintaining a stable environment for cellular function. Your well-hydrated body will efficiently eliminate toxins and impurities, and increase nutrient absorption for growth and renewal.
Calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium are the salient minerals to balance body fluid. Calcium fires your muscles, magnesium relaxes them, potassium regulates water balance, and sodium is the spark. These minerals protect against dehydration and will help you feel energized, and your body running at its best.
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