why so frickin’ hot?!

Here are reasons why we love the heat
and why you will too … we promise!

  • Hot yoga classes are held in a studio that is heated to approximately
    95 degrees and up—depending on the type of class.
  • The heat warms the body’s muscles and joints, encouraging blood flow
    and helping protect the body’s muscles while stretching.
  • Muscles, fascia, and connective tissue become more elastic allowing
    for greater flexibility with less chance of injury.
  • Promotes sweating, which assists the detox process using the body’s
    largest eliminating organ – the skin.
  • Blood becomes thinner, clearing the circulatory system.
  • When the body is warm, T-cell output from the thymus gland is
    multiplied 20 fold. T-cells fight infection, in turn, keeping the immune
    system functioning properly.
  • Warmer temperatures produce a fluid-like stretch that allows for greater
    range of motion in the joints.
  • Heart rate becomes elevated, thus improving the cardiovascular system
    (heart and lungs).
  • Warm muscles burn fat more effectively. When we stretch, the fat has
    no room to sit so it redistributes to the blood stream which we then
    use as energy.
  • Capillaries respond to heat by dilating. This allows more oxygen to
    muscles, tissues, glands, and organs, aiding in  elimination.
  • Higher temps improve the function of the nervous system, meaning
    that messages are carried more rapidly to and from the brain or
    spinal cord (you think more clearly!).
  • Improves strength because proteins are utilised more effectively.
  • Speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.
  • Provides strengthening of willpower, self control, and determination
    through such a challenging environment!