Hot Tub Yoga: A How-To
woman relaxing in a hot tub while rubbing her shoulders

Nothing compares to relaxing in your own personal spa. Whether you want to lay back and read a book or utilize its healing powers to rehab some sore muscles, you can’t go wrong. One of the best things to do in a hot tub is yoga! There are various reasons to skip traditional yoga and head straight to the water, including improved balance, increased flexibility, and a larger range of motion. There are many different yoga poses but not all are hot tub compatible. The pool pros of Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas are here to share some of our favorite water-friendly poses. 

Spinal Twists – Hot Tub Yoga

A spinal twist is a relatively easy yoga pose to do, especially in the water. You simply sit down, place each hand on the opposite shoulder, as if you were hugging yourself, and twist your torso. Do this between 10-15 times. By doing this, you’re lengthening your spine and helping to decompress the vertebrae. 

Eagle Pose

For this yoga pose, you’ll need to be standing with your knees slightly bent. Place one leg behind the other and move it up behind the other leg’s knee. Bring your arms out in front of you at a 90-degree angle, placing one elbow over the other and pressing your hands together. Repeat with the opposite side. This yoga pose helps to stretch your calves, thighs, and upper back.

Tree Pose – One of the Most Common Hot Tub Yoga Poses

To complete one of the most common yoga poses, you’ll need to stay standing, but with your legs fully extended. Place your hands together in front of you and raise them up high over your head. Then lift one of your legs and bend the knee. Turning your bent knee to the side, place your foot on the inner thigh of your standing leg. Balance for a few moments before repeating on the other side. This pose stretches your spinal column, your thighs, and shoulders. 

Diver’s Pose

You’ll need to sit back down for this pose, but not all the way. Sit down on the edge of a seat in your hot tub. Then, bend your knees up to your chest before grabbing your feet with your hands and straightening your legs. Keep your back straight and balance on your bottom. Your body should be in a “V” shape. By doing this, you’re stretching your hamstrings and glutes, along with strengthening your core.

Buddhist Stupa

Saving the best for last, this is one of the more difficult hot tub yoga poses. Be cautious while performing this pose. To begin, find two seats that are across from each other, if possible. Place one leg on each seat and place your hands together in front of you. Slowly squat down, balancing across the space in between the seats. Ensure that your legs are at a 90-degree angle facing outwards. This pose helps to strengthen and stretch your lower back and core, along with your hips, knees, and legs. 

Pose With The Pool Pros

At Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas, we carry only the finest selection of spas from brands including Marquis, Sundance Spas, and TidalFit. So whether you’re looking to relax or rejuvenate, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today for more information on how you can make the investment of a lifetime.