“The Effects of Hot Yoga on Vascular Function”
This study will examine the effects of a 12 week hot yoga intervention on vascular health in adults between the ages of 20 and 65. The investigators are seeking individuals with slightly elevated blood pressure and stage I hypertension who are not currently taking blood pressure medications or exercising regularly. Participants will receive 12 weeks of free yoga for their participation.
Behavioral - Hot Yoga
Bikram or hot yoga is a standardized series of 26 postures with two breathing exercises. Classes will be performed at local yoga studios in Austin, Texas and participants will be required to sign in for each session. All participants will receive 12 weeks of free classes for their participation.
The Effects of Bikram (Hot) Yoga on Vascular Health in Hypertensive Adults