MANDEEP HOT YOGA
Yoga in any form is an effective low-impact exercise that can have positive effects on your blood pressure, stress level and mood. Mandeep Hot Yoga, is a series of 25 yoga postures performed in a room heated to 40 degrees centigrade.
Flow-style yoga classes involve transitioning from one pose to another through a sequence called vinyasa, in which you move to plank pose, down through high-to-low pushup, and up to cobra pose and downward-facing dog. Vinyasa helps your muscles stay warm and flexible, but some people find the sequence tiring and would rather just do individual poses, one after another, without the transition. Mandeep Hot Yoga allows this opportunity. Because the room is so warm already, there's no need to flow between poses.
All types of yoga are designed to relieve stress and promote mind-body unity. Practicing hot yoga, though, is a special case of mind over matter. Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone is an accomplishment, and you may be surprised to discover that the upper limits of what your body can do under extreme conditions is higher than you thought.
Doing yoga in a super-heated room is similar to sitting in a sauna. Heated environments increase your pulse rate and metabolism and allow your blood vessels to become more flexible. That makes circulation easier and increases blood flow to the limbs. Cold muscles become injured more easily than warmed-up ones, so the heat of a Mandeep Hot Yoga class allows your body to move more freely. Although you will get hot, the act of sweating helps control your internal body temperature.
Hot yoga's benefits
1. Detoxification: heavy sweating helps flush toxins from the skin. “The heat also allows you to go a little more deeply and safely into the postures,” says Joanna Thurlow, the owner of Moksha Yoga Halifax, “so you know you’re really warming up the muscles and you can really approach the postures from a safe place.”
2. Cardio: working in a heated room also elevates the heart rate, which makes the body work harder.
3. Strength: develop strength, flexibility and tone along with a cardiovascular workout
4. Relaxing: working in heat helps the body relax, improves breathing (which helps conditions like asthma) and focuses the mind, which develops better mental concentration.
5. But generally, hot yoga is safe and gentle for everyone from children to seniors. “That’s one of the benefits, it’s is more challenging and intense, but everyone can get something from it.”
How to prepare for hot yoga
1. Go in prepared.
2. You have to be super aware of your own health
3. It’s important to be well-hydrated before taking a hot yoga class, so we recommend drinking “liters and liters of water throughout the day” in anticipation.
4. not to eat too much before a class
5. Replenishing lost minerals and electrolytes with a fortified drink afterward, such as Gatorade, Emergen-C or coconut water.
6. Take a class at your own pace. “If you feel weird, you take a break,” “There’s no ego in yoga, so you just do what you’re capable of.”