Everything You Need to Know About Hot Tub Yoga

Grandmother and granddaughter doing yoga outside the hot tub.

Are you looking for a new way to advance your health and wellness endeavors?

Hot tub yoga might just be for you! Whether you’re new to the world of yoga or if you consider yourself an expert in the practice, you might find that this approach is a good fit for you. The water can offer a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, perfect for anyone who suffers from joint or muscle pain. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the basics of hot tub yoga and even dive into some poses for you to try!

What is Hot Tub Yoga?

Hot tub yoga is a relatively new way to exercise, but it is rapidly growing in popularity. It is very similar to traditional yoga, but the workout is designed to be performed in the water. Yoga is a great way to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle, stretch your muscles, work on your cardio and find mental relaxation.

The Benefits of Hot Tub Yoga

Hot tub yoga is very beneficial for your body and mind. The warm water will increase your blood flow, decrease inflammation and improve your flexibility. Unlike traditional hot yoga, if you practice in your hot tub, you won’t have the discomfort of sweat pouring down your body.

The warm water can also help to lift pressure from sore muscles and joints, making it much easier and more comfortable to complete certain poses effectively. The added benefit of practicing hot tub yoga is that you can enjoy all the advantages of this ancient tradition in the comfort of your own home.

Safety Recommendations

Before trying hot tub yoga, make sure that you check with a medical practitioner first. By checking with your doctor, you can ensure that it’s a great fit for you. In particular, women who are pregnant and those with heart conditions should avoid doing strenuous activities in a hot environment.

It is also important to always drink an adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration. Remember to take it slowly at first, and if you feel lightheaded or dizzy, stop immediately and take a break. Make sure you do some cardio work and stretches to warm yourself up and loosen your muscles beforehand.

6 Hot Tub Yoga Moves and How to do Them

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s dive into some of the best hot tub yoga moves and how to do them!


Wave Pose:

Stand with both of your feet planted shoulder-width apart in the center of your hot tub. Lift your right arm (leaving the left hanging loosely by your side) and stretch over to the left side. Make sure you look at the outstretched arm. Repeat with the other side.

Half Boat Pose:

Sit down on the edge of your hot tubs seat, while keeping your back straight. Then, lift your bent legs until your shins reach the tip of the water, and stretch out your arms in front of you. Yoga is about controlled and correct movements, so take your time and don’t push yourself.


Breakwater Pose:

Stand in the center of your hot tub with your feet planted a hips width apart. Put your arms out to the front of you, and using your torso turn left to right, keeping your arms straight.

Diver’s Pose:

Sit down on the edge of your hot tub seat, and bend your legs into your chest, hold on to your toes and then straighten out your legs in front of you, while keeping hold of your toes. Keep a straight back, and repeat however many times you are comfortable with.


Crab Pose:

If your hot tub is the right size, put each foot on the edge of the seats in your hot tub. Clasp your hands in a prayer form (aka Namaste) and take a squat. This position should be exercised with caution, be careful to ensure you don’t slip and injure yourself.

Propeller Pose:

Stand up in the center of your hot tub and raise your arms up and then bring them back down to chest level, reaching out with your palms facing the sky. Then very carefully jump and take your legs apart.

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