The aspect of Bikram yoga that sets it apart from other yoga types is that this is practiced in a heated room. This yoga type consists of 26 yoga poses done in a heated room with a 105 degrees Fahrenheit temperature. This, of course, will cause the yoga doer to sweat a lot.
Each pose is done twice and sustained for a certain period of time. However, there are many reasons why people practice this kind of yoga.
The heat enjoyed by Bikram yoga doers makes the human body more flexible and agile. This is the common reaction of first-time doers of this type since they may find themselves doing poses that they were unable to do before.
Each pose is said to stretch the different muscles, joints, and ligaments of the human body. It also strengthens these different body parts. The body is also said to be more flexible when in a heated environment.
A person who is interested in practicing this type of yoga should remember to drink lots of water and fluids before and after the yoga sessions. This is because doing yoga in a heated room often leads to sweating a lot. The heat is also said to cleanse the body and aids a person in weight reduction and muscle development.
It frees your body of toxins and enhances blood circulation. People with chronic health problems or other ailments that practice this type of yoga claim that their health conditions have improved upon doing this type of yoga regularly.
The name “Bikram yoga’” comes from its founder Bikram Choudhury.
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