The benefits of Yoga/Hot Yoga

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Physical benefits

Burns fat and calories through sweating

  • Warms joints and muscles and prepares the body for ease of movement
  • Detoxifying- sweating detoxifies your body from inside out
  • Creates a beautiful facial complexion- the skin is the body’s waste disposal system; when toxins such as sugar, oil and salt are released through sweat the skin is cleansed and left glowing
  • Helps in developing a toned, flexible and strong body.
  • Maintains a balanced metabolism
  • Promotes cardiovascular and circulatory health
  • Relieves muscle tension

Mental benefits

Reduces stress improving your ability to relax

  • Increases vitality
  • Calms the mind – teaching you to be more present and enjoy the moment
  • Encourages positive thoughts and self awareness
  • Builds awareness of your body, your feelings and feelings of others
  • Promotes and independence between mind, body and spirit
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Healing benefits

Regular yoga practice reduces the symptoms of:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Irritability and anxiousness
  • Migraines
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic back pain
  • Joint inflammation
  • Menopause
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes


Most of our classes are conducted in a room heated to 85-90 (29-32 Celsius) degrees Fahrenheit with a combined level of humidity so the room is not like a sauna but more like a tropical environment. The heat amplifies certain elements of a yoga practice like detoxification, with more sweat comes release of toxins from the body; the muscles also get warmed up faster thereby allowing ease into postures in which tight muscles may not always find as simple to get into; and activity in the heat does increase breathing and the heart rate so a hot yoga practice has an increased cardiovascular component compared to other styles of yoga. Putting the heat together with yoga postures makes this practice one that focuses on Flexibility, Strength, Endurance, and Focus!

Recognizing that some people don’t like it as hot as others, SHY does have reduced heated classes as well as non-heated classes.

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