Bikram Yoga — Some Like It Hot

Yeah, I know. But really, I couldn’t pass up that title! Seriously, though, as you know, Bikram yoga, aka “hot yoga”, is practiced in a very warm (some would say hot) environment. This has the advantage of loosening the body and intensifying the nature of the yoga routine, which is much more physically demanding and not for the novice. Fellow bloggers David Prakash and Linus Eugene over at their blog Demystifying — Being Healthy give us some perspectives from those who firsthand have experienced the joys of Bikram hot yoga for themselves.

Bikram Yoga — Some Like It Hot

People have had some amazing results from practice of Bikram Yoga. One person said that they have felt the difference in their body, which

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Bikram yoga, also known as “hot yoga”, can loosen stiffness in muscles and joints, but is very physically demanding. Photo by OSTILL c/o Photos.Com.

includes an experience of less tightness, lower cholesterol levels and reduce hypertension. Another person has experienced old injuries being repaired. I have personally seen my back pain go away, my rotating right shoulder problem I had for years taken care of, my flexibility improve to squat and bend, I felt more energy during the day and got compliments for my gait!

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Yoga techniques that can include Bikram yoga let us express ourselves through our physical bodies in ways appropriate to our individual needs. While I’ll be the first to admit that this style of yoga is not for me, I applaud those of you who engage in practicing Bikram hot yoga for your own personal reasons.

Please go ahead and enter a comment below and let’s get a discussion going. What style of yoga do you practice and why? Please share this with anyone you think would find this subject interesting by clicking the like button.

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.                                                                                       —  B.K.S. Iyengar

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