healthise hot yoga benefits and challenge

Customary forms of yoga have been practiced for more than five thousand years. Hot yoga is actually a fairly new type of yoga seeing that it has only emerged in the past fifty years.

Hot yoga is a phrase that identifies any variety of yoga routines carried out inside a warmed atmosphere.

The reason behind practising yoga inside of a hot place is to cause the entire body to perspire which assists the removing of toxins through your blood circulation and skin. Furthermore, it can provide a more enhanced, most beneficial routine since the warm temperature warms up the muscle tissues which makes them more workable and less vulnerable to accidental injury.

The temperature range of a particular hot yoga class room ranges somewhere between 30°C and 50°C (85°F to 122°F) for the practice, including a humidity level ranging from 40% to 60%.

There are more than just a single form of hot yoga, the most popular indeed being Bikram yoga. Bikram is so referred to because of its owner, Bikram Choudhury, who invented the method from the classic sort of Hatha yoga when he arrived in San Francisco in 1972.

In a move thought of by quite a few in the yoga community as a little egotistic, Bikram has branded his program. This program encompasses 26 positions and 2 breathing routines that are practiced in sequence, twice each during the 90 minute session. 45 minutes of this session is devoted to standing up postures and the additional 45 minutes is specifically for floor stances.

Hot 26 Yoga, also called Bikram Yoga, is based on a sequence of yoga poses popularized by Bikram Choudhury of India and brought to the US in the early 1970s. In this invigorating yoga class, the room is heated to over 100 degrees to allow the body to move deeper into postures, with less possibility for injury. The yoga sequence is carefully chosen from among the many poses and their variations that belong to the 5000 year old yoga lineage of India.

These yoga poses are derived from traditional hatha yoga postures, known as “asanas.” What makes Hot 26 Yoga different is the sweat and even tears it has been known to evoke from practitioners…and the huge files of anecdotal evidence of healing in all directions.

Hot yoga explained

Hot yoga is both aerobic and relaxing, it is completely based on the principles of Indian yoga. Infact adversaries of hot yoga consider as distorted form of yoga. Though it also works on creating both core body solidity and loose flexible muscles. It is both challenging and calming all at once.

The legendary figure of hot yoga is Bikram Choudury, a yoga Champion and award winning body builder, who accidentally dropped barbels on his legs during one competition and was told by his doctors that he would not walk again.

This yoga was actually developed for Bikram by his Guru, Bishnu Ghosh, who created the sequence and set the heat and humidity specifically to heal Bikram. Needless to say, today Bikram is not just walking – he is strutting, the picture of youth at well over 60 years old. Bikram is the flamboyant yoga Guru who is anything but shy about the miracles of this yoga.

The yoga postures use proper alignment and holding of the poses for particular time periods to create a “tourniquet” effect, a damming up of blood and bodily fluids followed by a release and rush of those fluids through particular body parts. The series works against gravity to strengthen the bones, and is actually said to work every muscle, bone, system, and cell of the body from bones to skin, in just 90 minutes,

A faster route to healing benefits

If you want to be on the fast track, consider the 30 Day Hot Yoga Challenge which entails 30 consecutive days of consistent practice.

Thousands worldwide have taken on the 30 Day Hot Yoga Challenge. Many talk and blog openly about the healing they personally experienced. Migraines are cured. Lupus is under control. Sciatica magically disappeared. Back pain is eased. Bum knees are healed. Eyesight is reported to be improved. Sex drive has increased (this may have something to do with the skimpy outfits, sweaty bodies, and bending in hot yoga class).

No western medical doctor will confirm hot 26 yoga as a cure, and the advice often offered before each hot yoga class is to leave your complaints, excuses and ailments at the front door and enter the yoga room with an open mind.

30 day challenge: a personal story

After practicing hot yoga myself for over 15 years, I embarked on my first 30 Day Challenge in April.

This is a day-by-day commitment you must remake daily, as the first thing that happens for most is that all the excuses to not continue start to come to mind. I am always too busy. I can always be doing something more productive. I have too much work and too little time. I am tired. And I am not sick; I don’t have any ailments to heal or broken body parts to mend. I won’t get any of those miraculous healing – so what’s the point really?

Thousands of others have done this 30 Day Hot Yoga Challenge and have reported the following:

  • Deeper, more regular sleep
  • Clear complexion, softer hair and skin
  • Way more flexibility and mobility of joints
  • Weight loss
  • Changes in weight distribution – tighter abs and thighs, more shapely arms, smaller waistline
  • Healthier diet – sugar cravings gone, and healthy foods preferred – fruits, vegetables and grains.

healthise hot yoga advantages and challenge

What I learned from my 30 day hot yoga challenge

Regardless of the fact that I had “nothing to heal,” my 30 Day Challenge has made an impact on my life. I discovered a great many things about myself, including:

I can tolerate discomfort: outside circumstances can change; heat and humidity may rise, but I can still remain calm, and even find inspiration to exceed all known limitations. It is always my choice.

Breathing is key: steady breathing through the nose passing breath through the throat feeds a steady mind and a high- functioning nervous system as well as an optimal physical body

Laser Beam Focus is available to me – Learning to focus intensely on the listening and doing the yoga poses without letting my mind wander in hot yoga is excellent training for mental focus outside the yoga room and into the world of work and play

Multi-tasking is counterproductive: Focusing one thing at a time gets the job done faster, and better

The more I focus, the more time expands: You don’t have to find additional time to practice the 90 minutes daily; time seems to expand the more you practice, as you are more efficient with the time you do have – and you get more done

Challenges are training for life: You can find a way beyond perceived limitations by challenging yourself physically or sitting in meditation; both get you to the same place. Commitment is mandatory.

Physical and Mental Strength are one – Hot 26 yoga combines mind and body by fully engaging both at the same time; you cannot close your eyes and practice hot yoga, you must stay in the room, and keep your mind present and focused or the poses won’t work

Physical balance equals emotional balance: Internal balance and calm can be gained by balancing the external body.

Distractions can be tuned out – The world is filled with distractions. Even in the yoga room, there are noises, movements and distractions; Focusing on your goal is the way to tune out the extraneous.

Heat training is great for athletes

“Heat training” has long been considered a great way to increase aerobic capacity. For runners, as time spent in temperatures hotter than race day will benefit any athlete. Many athletes consider Hot 26 Yoga another cross-training option to elevate the heart rate and condition the neuromuscular system, and condition the mind for a focused goal.

healthise hot yoga challenge and advantages

90 minute exercise or 90 minute meditation?

In the end, I did it because I said I would. Keeping my word to myself is in itself a miracle.

Hot 26 Yoga is appropriate for beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners; you do not have to be physically fit to participate and there are studios all over the world that offer this practice.

After doing the 30 Day Hot Yoga Challenge, it’s easy to see why it is said that Hot Yoga is a 90 minute meditation while performing 26 postures in a heated room. There is often no ambivalence about the experience – you either love hot yoga or hate it. But even those who say they “hate it” continue to practice hot yoga, as it often makes them better athletes, more comfortable in their own bodies, and better able to become the person each wants to be.

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Comments

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