5 Benefits of Breaking a Sweat

Not only is sweat a sign of hard work, but it also plays a big role in keeping you feeling and looking great. You can get all these benefits in YogaFit Sweat, our heated yoga class. Here are a few benefits that come with breaking a sweat!


1. Rids the body of toxins

While working up a sweat, your circulation increases and causes the body to release toxins and impurities through your pores. Your body loses a lot of water during a sweat session, so it’s important to replenish with plenty of water.


2. Opens pores

Due to additional heat and humidity in the studio, your skin pores open and any dirt or impurities on the surface of your skin can escape. We recommend washing your make up off before taking a hot yoga class to eliminate barriers to sweat breaking through. Make sure to follow up with proper cleansing after class.


3. Cools the body down

Sweating is your body’s way of regulating temperature. This prevents your body from overheating. As your body temperature rises, it will automatically perspire from your sweat glands to help cool you down.


4. Controls mood swings

Sweating can also be very relaxing for both your body and mind. When you sweat, your body releases “feel good” chemicals, endorphins and dopamine, which can decrease depression, anxiety, and boost your mood!


5. Increase Circulation

When the room temperature and your movement increases, your blood vessels dilate, increasing circulation and the ability to flush toxins, extra fluid and waste out of your system.