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The title might be surprising for many, especially at first glance. But when you come to think about it, combining two relaxing activities, being in water and doing yoga, makes absolute sense! And what better place to do water yoga than in your own hot tub? You heard it right. Hot tub yoga is a new trend gaining much popularity lately and for good reason.
Who is it for?
Water yoga really is for everyone but it is especially beneficial for people with joint pain, arthritis, those recovering from hip and or knee replacements, and people who suffer from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, as well as anxiety and depression. Athletes can also benefit from water yoga as it warms the muscles, joints and ligaments, reducing the risk of injury.
How it is done?
You might be wondering: ‘But how is it done?’. The fact that this kind of yoga is done inside a hot tub for sure reduces the amount of exercises available, but they are equally satisfying and beneficial, if not more: Here are all the poses based on level of difficulty:
- Heart Lifting Pose
- Tree Pose
- Warrior I Pose
- Extended Triangle Pose
- Crescent Pose
- Warrior II Pose
- Eagle Pose
- Lord of the Dance Pose
- Warrior III Pose
What about the benefits?
Moving on to the most important aspect of water yoga: its benefits. Just like in conventional yoga, the main benefit is that you gain more control over you mind and body and that you make them both stronger.
Another important benefit is relaxation. This benefit is also shared with ‘normal’ yoga but here it is amplified due to ‘hydrotherapy’.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water to relieve discomfort and promote physical wellbeing. Hot tubs are perfect for hydrotherapy due to the use of water jets and warm water for massaging the whole body.
So, it goes without saying that people with depression or even everyday people who must handle the stresses of everyday life may find water yoga extremely beneficial.
Water yoga also relieves and recovers muscle, improves flexibility and improves blood circulation.
Would you take it up?
Now that you know more things about water yoga, would you be interested in taking it up? Just imagine how perfect it would be to relax your body and mind in the warm embrace of your hot tub at the comfort of your home.
Did you know that EKA has a wide collection of hot tubs which are ideal for performing yoga and receiving hydrotherapy? Just click here to explore them all.