Yoga has been an important part of my life for the past 3 years now. I began regularly in October of 2010 and have been hooked ever since. Although I have been practising several times a week (most weeks) I am still a beginner, all things considered. There is so much to learn and so much to discover. It truly is a lifelong practice, and I think it’s amazing.
How I feel when I come out of class truly is something special, a natural high that I will admit is a little addictive. I am so thankful for everything that yoga has brought to my life and want to share what I believe to be the benefits of a regular yoga practice based on my personal experience.
Note: Although I have practiced at many studios around the city, most of my practice has been at Moksha Yoga NDG and Moksha Yoga Montreal which is HOT YOGA. Most of the benefits listed below apply to both hot yoga as well as yoga practiced in a non heated room. However I do believe that some of the benefits are enhanced due to the heat.
The hot room is not for everyone. You have to try it to know, and be sure to listen to your body and be hydrated.
Another important note is that to truly experience these benefits one must give yoga a chance. I did not experience all these things the first few times I practiced in the hot room. It takes time. So, if you are interested in any of these benefits, be patient and stick with it.
Benefits of Hot Yoga