Why practice yoga in the heat.
To stretch deeper.
Muscles warm up more quickly, allowing for deeper stretching and increased flexibility.
To detox and cleanse the body
The heat will help your skin do its job of releasing impurities through perspiration.
To burn more fat and aid in weight loss
Circulation and heart rate increase so that yoga becomes more of an aerobic activity.
Metabolism is boosted, which allows fat to be burned more effectively. Water weight melts away in sweat.
To improve health and immunity
By slightly elevating the body temperature, the immune system is enhanced. White blood cells and antibodies are activated, which can help to fight off colds and viruses.
To relax more deeply
Heat relaxes the body, decreasing anxiety and elevating the function of the nervous system.
Capillaries dilate in the heat, boosting the amount of oxygen in all of our cells. More oxygen flows to tissues, muscles, organs. An enhanced oxygen supply calms the body and improves mental state.