The Many Benefits At True Hot Yoga
True Hot Yoga, the premier yoga studio in the Scottsdale & Arrowhead area utilizes cutting edge, radiant heat to evenly warm our classes.
We are often asked about the many benefits of performing the ancient techniques Yoga, which focuses on breathing, exercise and meditations, as a regular part of an fitness routine.
Developed more than 5,000 years ago, the practice of Yoga is nearly older than written human history.
Originally developed as a way to condition the mind and body for the rigors of extended meditation, Yoga is both preventative and therapeutic, having been shown to offer both physical and mental benefits to the practitioner.
The many physical benefits of yoga, or hot yoga as True Hot Yoga teaches, are quite encompassing and extensive. The regular practice of our asanas, otherwise known as poses or positions, helps to improve flexibility and muscle joint mobility. While the heat of our classes works to prevent injury by keeping muscle fibers warm while they do their thing.
Yoga also serves to strengthen, tone, and build muscles, which in turn, helps the body maintain correct posture.
Making our hot yoga classes a part of your daily routine will help to prevent or eliminate the aches and pains of everyday life as well as acting like physical therapy to aid in the recovery of sports or medical injuries. Our students experience a strengthening of their spines, which naturally eases back pain while improving muscular-skeletal conditions such as bad knees, tight shoulders, stiff neck, sway back and scoliosis.
Yoga also increases stamina, creates balance and grace, as well as stimulatIng the glands of the endocrine system. This can give the appearance of a healthy glow and improve the skin’s suppleness. The rhythmic contracting and release of muscles during asanas aids the body’s ability of digestion and elimination, increases circulation, which improves heart conditions, as well as helping the management of breathing disorders.
Finally, yoga works to decrease cholesterol and blood sugar levels, which benefits weight loss and energy levels while also serving to boost the body’s immune response.
The ancient creators and teachers of Yoga believed, quite correctly, that the body and mind were intrinsically connected, and that an imbalance in one, could have disastrous effects on the other. This is why yoga makes such a well rounded fitness routine, as it focuses not only on conditioning the body, but also the mind and spirit as well.
The mental benefits of performing yoga begin by increasing the student’s awareness of their body and focusing on each individual system as a whole. Chronic stress patterns in the body are reduced, and the stress hormone Cortisol, responsible for everything from wrinkles to the weakening of arterial walls, is shut off and controlled.
It also refreshes the body by relieving muscle strain, which eases tension in both the mind and body, and this allows for sharpened concentration, improved mental clarity and last, but not least, yoga frees the spirit, encouraging an overall peace of mind. That’s priceless in today’s world.
Western doctors and scientists still are discovering additional health benefits of yoga everyday and some studies have shown that it may relieve the symptoms of several common illnesses, as well as several diseases which are life threatening. This includes but are not limited to, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, chronic fatigue, diabetes, AIDS, asthma and obesity.
Many believe it even fends off the ravages of old age, and judging from our students’ overflowing vitality and positive attitudes about aging, we believe it too!
Because of these results, yoga classes at True Hot Yoga are valued by those who want to learn how to handle the stresses of life while bettering themselves and their bodies. We would like to invite you to come in to see what we have to offer, so head over to our beautiful studio located on Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, True Hot Yoga, to get started!