As the weather turns cold during the autumn and winter months, it can take a toll on our bodies. Many experience stiff and achy joints that lead to a more sedentary and less active lifestyle. This lack of physical activity can add to the many negative effects of the cold on our bodies. Hot tub to the rescue!
The heat and moisture from your hot tub easily penetrates and relieves many discomforts that come along with colder weather. As your body temperature rises, the benefits of hot tub soaking begin to take place:
- Improved circulation
- Pain relief
- Increased metabolism
- Calmer nervous system
The best benefit of all is the natural sigh of relief our bodies give in response to the warmth of the water.
Adding some great yoga stretches to your hot soak can relieve rigidity, stiff joints and tight muscles. It can also increase your flexible strength (think strong and limber), and all around improve your day to day life.
The Arthritis Foundation encourages water exercise to arthritis sufferers as therapy. The buoyancy of the water lends itself to an easy, free flowing movement for inflamed joints. A program of Hot Tub Yoga therapy can be helpful in reducing pain, increasing confidence and improving range of motion.
“Hot Tub Yoga Therapy & Massage – For Individuals and Partners” is an informative and enjoyable video that introduces easy-to-follow yoga poses that virtually anyone can do while enjoying their spa.
Learn how to combine your soak and fun and relaxing yoga stretches with this great instructional DVD!