Get the Benefits of Hot Yoga with a Sauna Suit

Get the Benefits of Hot Yoga with a Sauna Suit

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Bikram yoga, otherwise known as hot yoga, is a relatively new trend among many in the fitness world that is quickly racking up a strong following. Studies have confirmed the numerous benefits that can be achieved through the consistent practice of traditional yoga including:

  • Improved strength and flexibility (1)
  • Reduced levels of pain (emphasis in lower back pain) (2)
  • Enhances overall quality of life during serious illness (3)
  • Elevates mood – Alleviates depression (4)

What about hot yoga? Is there any science to this new craze? Since its arrival in the States, hot yoga has been the subject of doubt. Critics claim that the added element of heat during yoga will result in no discernible benefit and may actually place the fitness enthusiast at risk for heat-related injuries.

Science is putting to rest the ridicule against hot yoga, demonstrating a number of proven benefits. Let’s take a look at these benefits and how you can achieve them in a normal yoga class while wearing a Kutting Weight sauna suit.

WHAT IS HOT YOGA?

Hot yoga is a series of traditional Hatha yoga postures practiced within a room that is elevated in temperature. The ideal setting is 104 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The duration of the class will typically last 90 minutes.

BENEFITS OF HOT YOGA

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As you’ll see in this study from the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, during a hot yoga practice, the internal body temperature of the participant peaks around 101 degrees Fahrenheit then levels off. Lead researcher, Brian Tracy, can assure you that this is a very safe temperature zone for the body. In fact, this is the zone you want to be in to experience the following benefits:
  • Significant improvements in flexibility (particularly the hamstrings, shoulders, and spine)
  • Enhanced balance and mobility
  • Increased strength
  • Reduced levels of adipose tissue (body fat) (5)

USING THE SAUNA SUIT

A hot yoga class requires the ability to significantly elevate the temperature of the room and many yoga studios are not equipped to offer this type of class. Perhaps, you have found a hot yoga class but it is double or triple the distance of your current yoga studio. This is where the sauna suit comes in.

Primarily associated with cutting weight and burning fat, the use of the sauna suit can be applied to a traditional yoga class to attain the same benefits you would receive from a hot yoga class. A sauna suit is designed to capture the same internal temperature elevation that you would experience while sitting in an actual sauna. Wear your sauna suit for the duration of your normal yoga class and you will be amazed at how similar the feeling is to stepping into a hot yoga class. You can also practice yoga postures at home to enjoy the benefits of a hot yoga class without the price tag.workout clothes, yoga, male yoga

CONCLUSION

Studies have consistently demonstrated the benefits of routinely applied heat to the human body and hot yoga is no different. As popular as it may be, it can be tough to actually locate a well-equipped studio. Wearing a sauna suit during your normal yoga practice will mimic the same benefits you would receive from a hot yoga class. If you want to increase flexibility and strength while reducing body fat, buy a Kutting Weight sauna suit today!

 

 

 

REFERENCES

1. Raub, JA. Psychophysiologic effects of hatha yoga on musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary function: a literature review. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2002;8(6):797–812

2. Lipton L. Using yoga to treat disease: an evidence-based review. JAAPA. 2008;21(2):34–36, 38, 41.

3. Bower, JE; Woolery, A; Sternlieb, B; Garet, D. Yoga for cancer patients and survivors. Cancer Control. 2005 Jul;12(3):165-71.

4. Uebelacker, LA; Epstein-Lubow, G; Gaudiano, BA. Hatha yoga for depression: a critical review of the evidence for efficacy, plausible mechanisms of action, and directions for future research. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2010; 16(1):22–33.

5. Tracy BL, Hart CE. Bikram yoga training and physical fitness in healthy young adults. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Mar;27(3):822-30. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31825c340f.

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