Hot Yoga Might Not Be Any Healthier For You Than Regular Yoga

I could always tell I'd arrived at my hot yoga studio by the
smell. Unlike the rooms of a regular yoga class, those housing hot yoga
classes were like sponges for the aroma of hundreds of
determined, sweaty humans. I started practicing yoga in a heated environment after hearing
about its dozens of alleged health benefits — including being
better for your heart and muscles, and boosting your overall
calorie burn — but I was never a sworn devotee. Something about
sweating enough to create puddles on your mat didn't win me over. So I felt somewhat vindicated after reading a new study that
suggests that as far as your heart is concerned, the temperature
of the yoga class doesn't really matter. Other research has also
suggested that some of the other benefits of hot yoga could be
overstated, such as the number of calories burned per class. Continue reading…

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