Discover the Benefits of Hot Yoga 

Why Hot Yoga is so good for you?

Have you ever wondered at why Hot Yoga has become so popular.  We asked expert Teacher and owner of Hot Yoga Studio on the Gold Coast Michelle Baldwin to give us her top ten benefits of this steamy form of Yoga.


  1. Teaches you to breathe fully & correctly
  2. Prevents/Reduces chronic illnesses & injury
  3. Promotes better sleep/Reduces stress
  4. Builds strength, flexibility, balance & endurance
  5. Promotes a deep sense of wellbeing & peaceful mind
  6. Weight loss/Toning
  7. Improves posture/Eliminates back pain
  8. Maintains youthful appearance, as the oxygenation & cleansing improves skin tone
  9. Works every system of the body; cardiovascular, nervous, lymphatic, endocrine, immune, digestive, reproductive, muscular & skeletal
  10. Works every organ, gland, muscle, tendon & ligament

Why The Heat?

  • Muscles, fascia and connective tissue become more elastic, allowing for greater flexibility with less chance of injury
  • Promotes sweating which assists the detoxification process, using the body’s largest elimination organ, the skin
  • Blood becomes thinner which clears the circulatory system
  • When the body is between three and five degrees above normal temperature, T-cell output from the thymus gland is multiplied 20-fold.T-cells fight infection which in turn keeps the immune system functioning properly
  • Warmer temperatures produce a fluid-like stretch that allows for greater range of motion in the joints
  • Heart rate becomes elevated which improves the cardiovascular system (heart and lungs)
  • Warm muscles burn fat more effectively. When we stretch, the fat has no room to sit so it redistributes to the blood stream which we then use as energy
  • Capillaries respond to heat by dilating. This allows more oxygen to muscles, tissues, glands and organs, helping in the removal of waste products
  • Higher temperatures improve the function of the nervous system, meaning that messages are carried more rapidly to and from the brain or spinal cord (you think clearer)
  • Improves strength because proteins can be utilised more effectively
  • Speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids
  • Provides strengthening of willpower, self control and determination through the challenging environment

Michelle Baldwin runs Hot Yoga Classes on the Gold Coast at her Coolangatta Studio, Hot Tropical Yoga

Join Michelle Baldwin for 200hrs Hot Yoga Teacher Training on the sunny Gold Coast in September 2018, October 2018 and April 2019. Learn Hatha & Vinyasa sequencing, design your own class styles and be your own boss.

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