When you do hot yoga you will sweat a lot and this allows your skin to detoxify. This helps in purification but it quickly causes you to de-hydrate. This can be especially dangerous for elderly people.
Hot yoga increases your flexibility and strength.
The heat and exertion can cause you to feel faint and sick to your stomach. People have been known to throw up in these classes. This nauseous feeling can remain after the class is finished. Over-exertion is common.
The heat can be beneficial to lung capacity and lung purification.
Working for extended periods in this degree of heat can be quite uncomfortable and some teachers pressure students to remain for the whole class, even when they are not feeling up to it. Some hot yoga teachers have pushed students beyond comfort zones.
Some physical therapists and physicians claim that hot yoga increases the chances of injury, seizures and the risk of passing out. Hyponatremia, extreme salt and water loss, which is known to cause sudden heart attacks, is possible.
If you remain within your comfort zone, remain aware of your limitations, and hydrate you will feel like you have experienced an intense workout and purification. That appeals to many people.
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