Take Kontrol: Do You Like It Hot?

Do you like it hot?

You will be drenched in sweat after a 60-90 minute session of hot yoga. Let’s be real sometimes you’re just not feeling the gym and need to try something different. Hot yoga is practiced in a heated room at a temperature of around 95 to 100 degrees F. You burn major calories when you practice yoga in a heated room. The heat increases your pulse rate and metabolism. Hot yoga is perfect for the workaholic because you can skip the gym and still tone and increase your strength and muscles. Hot yoga will have you on the road to a stress-free life. You can use hot yoga to reduce stress and as a detox to sweat out toxins in your skin.  Remember to drink water to stay hydrated because of the heat and humidity. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after hot yoga.

Melons are ideal light snacks to have before hot yoga because they have high water content and are perfect for when you’re busy and on the go. It is recommended to drink a sports drink after your session to replace the sodium you lose when sweating.

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It is all about you. Duh right. All jokes aside, it is all about you so consider how you feel even in a class full of yogis. You should take the same safety precautions that you do when you’re exercising in the gym. If you feel dizziness, nausea and/or light headed you should take a break. Heat exhaustion is real. Don’t try to show out and pass out!

Advanced yogis don’t advise hot yoga for beginners. If you’re interested in hot yoga you should definitely give different yoga types like Hatha and Vinyasa a try. If you don’t care what they say and you want to conquer hot yoga anyway then do so but don’t try to compete with others. Listen to your body and remember it’s no biggie if you need a break.  If you have any injuries or health concerns be sure to get your doctor’s approval before you try hot yoga.

Enjoy!