Have you heard something about the popular and amazing calorie burner? I do, and it sounds really interesting for me, and I will explain it in details for the ones who have not and include its benefits.

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Hot yoga means yoga exercises preformed under hot and humid conditions, where people increase flexibility and exercise their body. This climate change is some how a way to relate these therapy with its place of origin, India, a very hot and humid country. The ideal room temperature is 40.5 º C and 40% humidity.

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First of all, hot yoga helps your flexibility because heat allows you to reach new levels in a safe way, its a process and you need to start with beginner’s postures, but your flexibility will improve after each lesson.

Of course strength improves too, all kinds of yoga are good for your body because they are low impact and involve muscles you never take into account, also its mane focused is the spinal strength, which is very important to maintain a long and healthy life.

For practicing yoga it is very important to breath deeply, and with the additional heat, you simply can’t make it without breathing calmly. People often say, “If there is no breathing, there is no yoga.” But don’t worry; learning the correct way of breathing doesn’t take long.

Advantages are also related with your heart, which works the same way as it does when running a mile and you don’t even have to stand and move. Poses that involve balancing and contracting are the most helpful, where you can burn up to 1000 calories in 90 minutes. Amazing, isn’t it? This occurs because of the movement generated to the internal organs and glands that are in charge of stimulating metabolism and busting it up into calorie burning.

The wide variety of postures help you sweat and act as detoxifying for muscles, organs and all the sweating glands.

Also, this routines and the breathing discipline make you increase your focus and determination, in addition to involving you in a completely calmed environment where you can free your mind. These characteristics you acquire are not only for the time you spent over the mat, but for the rest of the day you have to be facing the world.

Even though yoga has turned into some kind of sport, its primary purpose is therapy, and with regular practice it can help heal and prevent several injuries such as back pain. Also, yoga helps reduce symptoms of illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, arthritis and obesity.

And as Joseph Pilates said: “You´re only as young as your spine is flexible”, so start taking care of your age and your health by exercising, and of course yoga is a great way to burn calories at the same time than you stretch your muscles.

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