Will hot yoga really have an effect on my emotions?

Yes, hot yoga can help to balance emotions in several ways. First, a regular practice improves the function of the endocrine system which, in turn, stabilizes hormone production in the body greatly impacting your sense of emotional well-being. A consistent hot yoga practice also strengthens the mind promoting the abilities of faith, self-control, concentration, determination, and patience. As you become more aware of your inner thought patterns, reactions, and habits, you learn to better exercise your choice in response. The hot yoga room is an artificially stressful but safe environment where you learn to control your body and your mind so that you are better equipped to do so out in the real world.