Benefits of Hot Yoga

UYS Top U.S. Health Issues

CHRONIC DISEASE, OBESITY AND STRESS CAN BE GREATLY REDUCED BY COMMITTING TO PRO-ACTIVE PREVENTION, AND EVOLVING TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

  • 7 out of every 10 deaths a year are from chronic diseases. (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and arthritis)
  • These chronic diseases are the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems in USA.
  • 5 of every 10 deaths a year are caused by heart disease, cancer and stroke.
  • Obesity is a major health concern; 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 5 youth are obese.
  • 75% of health care costs are due to chronic conditions.

Common Causes of Chronic Disease
Lack of physical activities, poor nutrition, tobacco use and excessive alcohol abuse.
More than 1/3 of all adults do not meet recommendations for aerobic physical activity.

Impact of Stress
Stress accounts for 2/3 of total patient visits to physicians.
Stress is the leading cause of coronary artery disease, cancer and respiratory disease.

Major Causes of Stress: Threats, Fear and Uncertainty Due to:
Financial Problems
Workplace stress:
Prospect of losing job
Change
Bullying
Politics
Personal Relationships
Health
Heart Disease
Hypertension
Weight
Irritants
Commuting
Work/Life Balance
Workload
Lack of Sleep
Can’t relax
Long-term Exposure to Stress
Raises blood pressure
Suppresses Immune System
Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Vulnerable to depression

Rising health care costs encourages people to accept responsibility for their role in their own wellness, and preventative maintenance of their mind and body.

UYS Benefits of Hot Yoga

HOT YOGA PROMOTES HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, AS IT IS KEY IN THE PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASE AND MANAGEMENT OF STRESS.

Physiological
Blood Pressure Decreases
Respiratory rate decreases
Cardiovascular efficiency increases
Respiratory efficiency increases
Flexibility and joint range of motion increases
Posture improves
Strength and resilience increase
Endurance increases
Energy level increases
Weight normalizes; burns excess fat
Sleep improves
Immunity increases
Pain decreases
Steadiness improves
Balance improves
Integrated functioning of body parts improves
Increases muscle-tone, strength, stamina and flexibility

Psychological
Helps relaxation and releases stress, even in the midst of a stress stricken environment
Mood improves
Self acceptance increases
Social adjustment increases
Anxiety and depression decreases
Hostility decreases
Concentration improves
Memory improves
Attention improves
Social skills increase
Concentration improves
Raises self esteem
Gain confidence

Heat
Releases toxins, tension and stress
Extends the ability of ligaments, tendons and muscles
Strengthens the mind:
focus & discipline
Kick-starts cardiovascular system
Removal of anxiety by using heat to detoxify impurities from the body

BREAST CANCER & YOGA

Yoga & Breast Cancer

What the Research Shows
August 15, 2014

Recent studies have identified the benefits of yoga practice for breast cancer patients and survivors.