Yoga

Little Known Facts about Bikram Yoga

Reason for heating the room:

Keeping the room heated at 105°F (40.5°C) with a humidity of 40% is very crucial because:

  • It aids the body in releasing toxins from organs, muscles and tissues
  • It improves your strength by putting muscle tissue in optimal state of change
  • It increases your flexibility and assists you in stretching deeper to affect healing
  • It increases your heart rate in a healthy fashion, which in turn helps your cardiovascular system
  • It helps reorganize lipids (fats) in the muscular structure

Heat does all the above mentioned positives to your system and eliminates trauma and injury to your body. During the initial classes this heat may cause extreme discomfort to you. But you will be able to overcome this discomfort within 3 days of your practice.

Bikram Yoga aims for Optimal Health:

Bikram says, “never too old, never too sick, never too late… to start from scratch once again.” The quote suggests that there is no necessity for you to be in a great shape while beginning the practice of Bikram Yoga. This technique’s main aim is to draw people who suffer with chronic pain and diseases, and to reduce their disease, eliminate their pain and reverse the signs of aging.

Shorter Learning Curve of Bikram Yoga:

As the 26 postures and the 2 breathing exercises are already designed in a sequence, Bikram Yoga can be mastered easily and in little time. Each posture in this technique opens a specific area of the body in preparation for the next posture. You needn’t have great flexibility at the start. The yoga will help you attain it gradually. Bikram says that ‘Consistency is the key. With persistence, patience and dedication your body will come into balance’. You can outgrow any physical challenges like your cardiovascular limitations, while doing this yoga.

Dizziness and nausea common in the initial stages:

In the initial stages of Bikram Yoga, you might feel dizzy or be nauseate. But once your breath is paced in equation to your postures, you will overcome all uncomfortable feelings. And this will happen only through consistent practice.

In Bikram Yoga, optimal health will be attained within weeks of practice. When further followed, your body, mind and soul will stay in tune with each other. Bikram Yoga helps reverse aging and reduce chronic pain and injury.

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