Hot Yin Yoga

Definition - What does Hot Yin Yoga mean?

Hot Yin yoga is a type of yoga that melds the popular Hot yoga style with the more meditative-like Yin yoga. Like other forms of Hot yoga, Hot Yin yoga is practiced in a heated room, but the temperature, at 95 degrees Fahrenheit, is a bit cooler than most Hot yoga classes.

And, like regular Yin yoga, Hot Yin yoga practice includes fewer postures, which the yogi holds for three to five minutes or more in an effort to release deep tissues, fascia, ligaments, joints and bone.

Yogapedia explains Hot Yin Yoga

The heated room complements the Yin poses, loosening the muscles and promoting the release of the deep tissues. Because the poses are held so long, Hot Yin yoga classes include a fewer number of poses, usually 10 to 15. Most of these passive poses are performed seated or lying on the mat.

In addition to releasing deep tissue, Hot Yin yoga has these benefits:

  • Calms and centers the mind
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Increases circulation
  • Balances the emotions
  • Builds stamina
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