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Bikram Yoga, also known as "hot yoga" has been all the rage lately. We all know well the reputation the spring and summer seasons have involving the latest fitness craze, all in hopes of achieving that beach ready summer body! But besides an impressive physique, Bikram Yoga actually has some really awesome benefits.
The creator is 66 year old Bikram Chloudbury, a native from India and yoga guru. He decided to transform the traditional practice of yoga into a more innovative and strategic exercise. According to him, a sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises must be performed within 90 minutes in a heated room, typically over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, to let the body stretch, detoxify, relieve stress, tone, and heal chronic pain such as arthritis, joint aches, knee injuries, back problems, and more. Since it’s so hot in the room during class, it’s strongly advised that yoo stay very well hydrated throughout the day and before and after your session. Don’t guzzle down a full liter of water right before class however; it can leave you feeling dizzy, nauseated, and just sick overall. Classes are usually held in a room with anti-bacterial carpet instead of traditional hardwood flooring. It helps prevent any further damage to bones and joints, making the experience far more relaxing and less painful.
This style of yoga, like others, focuses on breathing and focused movements from one pose to another, emphasizing the importance of good posture and balance. The unique idea of involving a heated environment creates opportunity for participants to detoxify their body by sweating profusely. Heavy sweating is scientifically proven to flush out toxins and other bad chemicals from the body, hence why saunas are so popular. The increased body temperature and intense sweating induces a high calorie burn, which aids in weight loss. Since each hot yoga session is supposed to last about 90 minutes, the intense heat and sweating combined with the controlled physical exercises work together to create a nice caloric deficit; so those looking to lose some weight and detox their body get a nice one-two punch!
This style of yoga is also known to increase strength, endurance, flexibility, and agility. Each pose targets a specific muscle group or multiple muscle groups at once. They rely on the body’s ability to hold certain positions for a certain amount of time, which in turn trains the muscles to adapt to compound movements and strengthen over time.
There are definitely some precautions to take when considering a Bikram Yoga class. Avoid over-stretching, as that will increase the risk of injury. It’s not recommended for pregnant women, people with heart conditions, or hypertension. Beginners should work their way up to the full 90 minutes instead of pressing to complete the whole thing at once on the first try. The high heat plus the strenuous exercise could cause pain and even sickness if you push too hard. Don’t wipe away your sweat; it allows the body’s temperature to stay regulated and cooled down.