Hot yoga, which is also known as Bikram yoga is a variation of traditional forms of yoga. It is performed in a heated room and has its name because of how quickly you start to sweat when you performing the moves.
There are a variety of benefits that can be experienced from performing hot yoga. Hot yoga makes sweat and effectively burns body fat, helping you become slimmer and fitter. The heavy sweating can also have a detox effect on the body. Hot yoga is also an excellent cardiovascular workout and great for your body. It results in an increased heart rate improves blood circulation and increases the amount of oxygen pumped through your blood during that time period. Finally, hot yoga can also improve concentration since it is closely linked with meditation and mental-physical coordination. Performing the asanas of hot yoga is helpful in becoming a more deep spirited and mentally stable being. Through concentration, one also improves their breathing which becomes deeper and more uniform with practice. The uniformity and stability of breathing is very important for health as it determines how your body will react in conditions which impose physical pressure on it.
The artificial and forced stretching of the muscle that is performed in hot yoga can cause tears and muscular injuries. Another word of caution is issued to pregnant women who should not perform these moves. Hot yoga can be extremely intense for a pregnant woman's body and potentially harmful for her and the child.