Your body burns fat more effectively; fat may be redistributed and burned as energy during the class. It is common to lose inches in a short time with regular practice.
The heat produces a fluid-like stretching for greater range of movement in joints, muscles, ligaments, and other supporting structures of the body. Cold muscle tissue will not absorb shock, nor stretch as easily, creating a greater probability of injury.
Capillaries dilate in the heat; more effectively oxygenating the tissues, muscles, glands, and organs and helping in the removal of wast products such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
Blood circulation improves.
Metabolism speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.
You benefit from a strengthening of will power, self control, concentration, and determination in this challenging environment.
Your cardiovascular system gets a thorough workout.
Sweating promotes detoxification and elimination through the skin- which is the body's largest eliminating organ.
Just as when your body raises it's temperature to fight infection, the raised temperature in the room will assist in improving T-cell function and the proper functioning of your immune system.
Higher temperatures improve the function of the nervous system, meaning that messages are carried more rapidly to and from the brain or spinal cord.