Increases blood flow:
The heat allows the muscles to loosen up and increase blood flow throughout your body, boosting the lymphatic system by massaging lymph nodes and distributing white blood cells throughout your body, thus improving the body’s immune system.
Heavy sweating helps flush your circulatory system and toxins from the body.
Doing yoga poses in a hot room allows you to rid your body of all the water weight and some fat. You can also lose weight from the improved metabolic and digestive functioning.
The primary purpose of hot yoga is therapy, it helps to heal old injuries and also prevent them in the future, especially true for, but not limited to, back pain.
Improves breathing technique:
If there is no breathing, there is no yoga. It won’t take long before you learn to breathe in a full and controlled manner. Better breathing techniques can also carry over into other workouts such as weightlifting.
Balance and mobility:
Increases joint mobility and range of motion; strengthens your skeletal system holding poses to balance against gravity.
The heat will allow you to safely reach new levels of personal flexibility in beginner’s postures, allowing you to perform daily activities easily.
As you advance, you gain tremendous focus and determination, carrying over to your daily life. Increased blood flow to the brain improves mental issues.
Hot yoga is low impact and uses many muscles you might not even know you had. By holding the poses and stretches for a longer period of time, you gain full-body strength.