PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Michael Annunziata, West Babylon yoga instructor, remarks on an article
in The Huffington Post that reaffirms what some people already know about the safety of hot yoga. While skeptics have veered away from this alternative form of yoga, Annunziata has worked to boost morale when it comes to participating in this sizzling activity. Though some people swear by the technique and feel energized and exhilarated afterwards, there are still those who believe that hot yoga is dangerous and not at all beneficial in the long run.
The article explains how the technique of hot yoga is actually proven to be safe, and this activity is not for weight loss as much as it is about feeling great and working out tension in muscles through stretching. In hot yoga, the temperature of the room can reach an excess of 105 degrees. Because of the increased temperature and the strain from the process of working out, people began to believe that this form of exercise was dangerous. In reality, hot yoga is just as safe as working out in any other temperature-controlled setting.
Annunziata knows that exercising with hot yoga has the added benefits of increasing muscle flexibility so participants can receive a longer, leaner body while engaging with the various moves. At his studio, Michael Annunziata, West Babylon instructor, uses the techniques of both warm and hot yoga to provide a more therapeutic experience. Hot yoga allows for an increased awareness of body position and alignment. Annunziata trusts that the temperature in the room serves as a way to relax.
Annunziata and other yoga professionals believe that hot yoga class and hot stone therapy or heat pack therapy work in the same ways. The heat allows the body to achieve a better range of motion. The muscles are not as tense because heat allows them to unwind and spur increased blood flow throughout the body. Because the body is more elastic, joint lubrication increases and the body is able to bend and twist in positions with greater ease.
Unlike traditional yoga sessions, Annunziata wants people to realize that there is some prep work involved before beginning a hot yoga class. Drinking plenty of water will reduce the need for people to take breaks and prevent dizziness from dehydration. It is important in any workout regimen to stay hydrated, but hot yoga creates a significant increase in sweating so hydration is key.
"People should make sure they drink more than the recommended eight glasses of water per day. I usually prefer my clients to get in at least ten to twelve," Annunziata says. "Most of the time no one has a problem in my class but if someone experiences lightheadedness I ask them if they drank enough water prior to the session."
In order to ensure that clients maintain a healthy level of hydration during the session, Michael Annunziata, West Babylon yoga instructor, also encourages people to bring plenty of water with them. He notes that lying on the coolness of the floor is a great way for a yoga participant to take a break if needed, but warns that individuals stay aware of their own body's process.
"It is important to stay conscious of nausea or body cramps," says Michael Annunziata, West Babylon yoga instructor, "because these are signs of heat exhaustion."
Owner of Yoga Solutions, Michael Annunziata West Babylon
instructor, teaches an array of yoga techniques to people of all ages. From experienced individuals to beginners, Annunziata offers sessions to accommodate any need. Because he believes in building a healthy lifestyle, he also offers private sessions for those who want to focus on a single area like flexibility or strength development.