EPISODE 200: Hot & Cold Therapy for Yoga Students
If you want to start an argument among yoga students, just mention the phrase “hot yoga.” Love it or hate it, Hot Yoga has spread across the globe faster than any other style—and there are solid health benefits that few people are aware of. As a yin to the yang that is Hot Yoga, cold therapy and cryotherapy are now the new new thing with ice baths and freezer chambers all over social media.
But is heat really good for you? And what about cold? And why?
On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, Lucas dives into some of the latest research about the benefits and risks associated with heat and cold therapy for yoga students.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: both heat and cold therapy can be dangerous and even fatal. This is meant for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Never practice heat or cold therapy alone, and ideally practice under expert supervisions.
Listen in to learn:
- Why sweating does release toxins
- How heat can help build muscle
- How heat and increase growth hormone
- How heat can improve sugar metabolism
- How cold can trigger norepinephrine
- Why cold is not always a smart choice
Links & Resources:
- Nickel, Copper, Zinc, and Lead
- Arsenic & Lead
- Phthalates (DEHP and MEHP) 
- Reduced heart attack risk (23%-48%) – 2300 Finnish men
- Increased anti-oxidant system of the body
- Improved Lipid Profile (lowers LDL and triglycerides)
- Increased Endurance Performance (red blood cells and plasma up)
- Human Growth Hormone 100-500% increase
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