A Cool Guide to Popular subject: Hot Bikram Yoga
You’ve probably heard of Bikram Yoga since it’s a huge craze right now. Name after its founder, Bikram Choudhury, the type of yoga consists of 26 specific postures and 2 breathing exercises.
A class must take exactly 90 minutes and is practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees F with a humidity level of 40%. Heat is an integral part of the benefit.
This information will help you get started with Bikram Yoga:
- Who can participate? Pregnant women are the only ones discouraged from participating. All others are welcome to take the class. However, the heat is not for everyone.
• This type of yoga is suitable for beginners.
• As with any type of physical exertion, be sure to talk with your doctor before taking the class.
2. Getting started is easy. Since sweating is unavoidable, it is important to bring your own towel and yoga mat.
• Most also find it helpful to not eat two hours before class. The heat will bring more blood to the surface of the skin where it will not be available to help with digestion.
• Also, bring a bottle of water. Drink plenty of water and try to hydrate before, during, and after class.
- Keep the clothes to a minimum. Spending 90 minutes in 105 F heat does not call for a modest dress code. Be sure to wear clothing that will allow freedom of movement and appropriate for the heat. Synthetics will not absorb all the sweat.
3. What are the benefits claimed? Bikram Yoga practitioners claim to heat allowing it to stretch better and reduce injuries. It also promotes weight loss and reduced tension and stress.
- The excessive sweating cleanses the body by removing toxins. It would have helped to open up and cleanse your pores.
- Heat and postures stretch the muscles, tendons, and ligaments optimally. warm connective tissue easier and safer to stretch.
- The breathing exercises ensure that fully oxygenated blood travels throughout the body. Health recovery and promotion of healing occurs.
- This is good for losing weight as one session can burn 1,250 calories! even beginners can expect to burn at least 400 calories.
4. Where can you participate? Bikram Yoga studios popping up all over. You may find one near your home. Check the phone book or do an online search. Only certified teachers are permitted to teach a class or use the term “Bikram Yoga” when referring to a studio.
- You may find yoga studio called “Hot Yoga.” It may be the exact same curriculum found in Bikram Yoga studio, only teachers are not certified. There is a lot of controversy whether the differences that really exist.
If the idea of Bikram Yoga appeals to you, the next logical move is to just take the class. While many yoga studios charge by the month or for a number of classes, many studios will allow new students to either take classes for free or pay a small fee for a single class.
Bikram Yoga has become very popular. Maybe it’s time to find out if it might be a positive addition to your life.
There are many health benefits claimed and many dedicated practitioners. Give this popular form of yoga a chance. Might change your life in a positive way.