Hot Yoga at Home
Are you a fan of hot yoga.Hot yoga is believed to help the body sweat out toxins while allowing the practitioner to safely come deeper into asanas.In the various forms of hot yoga, the room is heated to warm the muscles and induce sweat.
Hot yoga can help improve range of motion, prevent injuries, and help heal from previous injuries.
The heat increases the pulse and the body burns more calories in its efforts to stay cool while exercising.
Heat dialates capillaries, distributing oxygen more effectively to muscles, glands, organs and other tissues, helping to remove toxins.
Hot yoga can also assist with weight loss, exercise and stress reduction – all in one session.
You don't need a large room in order to be able to practice hot yoga at home. You'll only need a space large enough for your mat, with a few feet in each direction beyond it.
The smaller the room you choose, the less energy and time the room will take to heat up to the desired temperature.
Many yogis use space heaters to get a room of their house appropriately hot for the practice.
The amount and type of space heaters needed depends on the size of the room, the insulation, the outside temperature, and the output of the space heater(s). Many people in Florida and in the Southwestern states practice Hot Yoga on their patios or beside the pool! If you live in a colder climate, you'll want to choose the smallest and best insulated room possible.
In order to create a nice, hot environment, try using a humidifier alongside a space heater. In addition, you can use essential oils or scented candles to help improve the atmosphere of the room. Many practitioners who do Hot Yoga at home maintain that the best room of the house for the practice is a large bathroom.
While it may seem like a waste of warm water, running a hot shower or having a bathtub full of hot water will heat and steam up the room.
The only way to find out which temperature and humidity level make your ideal Hot Yoga environment is to try a bunch of different combinations and see how each one feels.
Be sure to try each combination a few times on various days so that you don't wrongly interpret your ideal environment as awful simply because you were overtired or stressed the particular day that you tried it for the first time.
As there will be no instructor to remind you, make sure you drink lots of water before, during, and after each hot yoga session to avoid dehydration.