Be prepared to sweat a lot if you try Hot Yoga. This kind of yoga is done in a hot and humid environment, helping to remove toxins while performing different sequences of postures.
Bikram Choudhury, who has learned everything from his teacher Bishnu Ghosh, created this powerful and healing yoga practice. This way the practice of Hot Yoga has grown out of Bikram Yoga, in which you practice asanas in a specific order, in a heated room and this is the core element of any Hot Yoga practice.
Hot Yoga is often confused with Bikram Yoga because both involve doing yoga postures in a heated room. The main difference between the two is that Bikram Yoga follows a sequence of specific postures, while Hot yoga can vary the asanas during the practice. The temperature is set at 105 degrees and the humidity level between 40-50 percent. Performing Yoga asanas in a heated room helps the elasticity of the muscles and ligaments and enhances the detoxification process. Hot Yoga employs Bikram Yoga as a frame while Bikram Yoga is for many people, a lifestyle in itself.
Hot Yoga Teacher Training is available in many different countries, like Australia, United States, United Kingdom, or Spain and most of the courses last 200 hours, around 16 days. These trainings are suitable for every level of practice because they will not only allow you to teach Hot Yoga but also will allow you to have a personal development and live to the fullest, happiest life. After completion of the training, you will receive an internationally recognized Hot Yoga instructor license.
If you have the opportunity to join a Hot Yoga Retreat you can expect to have your training sessions in heated temperatures every day. Of course these kind of retreats are beginner friendly because the activities tend to be customized, so that everyone can enjoy all the benefits of a Hot Yoga Retreat, such as increasing strength and flexibility, detoxifying the body, burning fat and increasing metabolism. Thanks to practicing yoga in a heated room, that is what stimulates the lymphatic system. You can find for example a 14 day Hot Yoga Retreat in Phuket, or in other top retreat centers like Bali, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. In any of these locations, you will enjoy beach workouts because of the tropical warm climate, vegetarian meals, and all of this in a very nice and comfortable accommodation surrounded by people who are also looking for a life-changing experience.