June 18, 2018

Your Hot Tub Yoga Guide

What’s better than a calming, healing yoga session? How about one in the comfort of your Beachcomber Hot Tub! If you’ve ever been interested in trying out yoga, but were worried about the impacts of the pressure and weight on your joints, hot tub yoga might be the perfect solution for you.

Why? The natural buoyancy of water in your hot tub takes pressure off your joints, reducing the impact and alleviating pain and discomfort. Warm water also helps sooth muscles, enhancing your flexibility and making your yoga poses more effective, even as a beginner.

Here are a few of the most important benefits of hot tub yoga:

Increased Flexibility

Hot tub water naturally gets your blood flowing and helps loosen tense muscles. Plus, in water, your body doesn’t have to do as much to fight gravity as you hold onto your yoga poses.

Strengthens Your Muscles

Yoga is a low-impact, full-body exercise, making it a fantastic way to build strength no matter your age or athletic ability. Yoga in water is even less strenuous on your body, and makes a fantastic outlet for building up strength and staying in shape.

Relieves Pain

Aquatic yoga helps relieve pressure on your major joints, tendons, and ligaments, which makes it completely accessible and safe for practitioners of all ages and physical strengths.

Ready to get started? Here’s a few of our favourite poses:

 

The Wave

Hot Tub yoga wave post

Difficulty: Beginner  

We call this pose the wave, as it will make your latissimus dorsi and oblique muscles as limber as the waves in the ocean.

How to do this pose:

Stand in the foot well of your hot tub with your feet shoulder-length apart. Lift your left arm up to the sky while slowly bending to the right and look up at your left hand. Repeat 3 times on each side.

Crescent Moon

 Hot Tub Yoga crescent moon pose

Difficulty: Intermediate

Bow your body like a crescent moon to stretch the muscles in your abdominals.

How to do this pose:

Stand up in the footwell of your Beachcomber. Start with your hands on either side of you body, slow reach up and place your hands together above your head. Slowly arch your back imagining there is a string pulling your chest towards the sky. Be very careful not to over-exert your back. Not recommended for those with lower back problems.

Palm Tree

 

Beachcomber hot tubs, hot tub, spas, yoga, stretching

 

Difficulty: Beginner

Place your foot on your other leg’s upper thigh and stretch your arms above your head to complete the Palm Tree position.

How to do this pose:

Stand up in the footwell of your hot tub. Start this stretch by lifting one leg up and bending it so that your foot reaches your other thigh. Follow this by placing your hands above your head and clasping them together. Once complete, hold the position for a few minutes and then repeat with the other leg. To make the most of this stretch, lift your foot as far as you possibly can up your other leg. Another point on this position is to attempt to keep your back straight throughout the full duration of the stretch.

Half Boat

 

Beachcomber Hot Tubs, spas, hot tubs, yoga

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Make a 90 degree angle with your chest and legs to work your abdominal and leg muscles.

How to do this pose:

Sit down in a comfortable position in your Beachcomber. Start this pose by sliding down in the seat, just enough so that your chin is right above the water line. Once done, adjust your rear so that you’re able to comfortably lift your legs. To fully take advantage of this exercise, be sure to lift your legs enough that it allows your feet to breach the water or just until you feel the stretch. This position can be tough on the back, so be aware not to overwork your body.

Still not sure if a hot tub is right for you?

Find all the answers to your burning questions inside our FREE Hot Tub Buyer's Guide

DOWNLOAD THE ULTIMATE HOT TUB BUYER'S GUIDE NOW

15 questions to ask before buying a hot tub

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SEARCH
Sign Up For Our Monthly Newsletter
OUTDOOR LIVING REIMAGINED.

For over 40 years, Beachcomber Hot Tubs has been the choice for families everywhere looking to relax, re-connect, and escape in the comfort of their own backyards. Discover the latest design and landscaping tips, owner hot tub troubleshooting and maintenance how-to, and get all your questions answered about what life is like when you invest into your health and happiness with a quality outdoor hot tub.