Health Benefits of Bikram Yoga

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Dr. Purushothaman
August 31, 2017

Everybody is acquainted with the conventional yoga, but most people are not so familiar with Bikram Yoga. Bikram Yoga is a 90 minute yoga session that includes 26 postures. The only difference is that the environment in which it is done is totally different with the conventional one. Bikram Yoga is done inside a studio that is heated to the temperature from 90 to 120 degrees.  It is a fact those Bikram yoga, weight loss sessions will really make you look great within a very short period. The high temperature helps in burning off excess body fats from the body at a quicker pace.

Usually yoga is done during early mornings or during sunsets when the atmosphere is cool. But Bikram Yoga prefers to heat rooms for the purpose of gaining a lot more benefits. Some of them are mentioned below.

Detoxification of the body

Bikram yoga is preferred by most people as it helps in detoxification. A heated room is an essential factor in this yoga. With such an atmosphere, you will be sweating very easily. When you sweat heavily, you will be able to flush out the toxins inside the body through the medium of the skin. Moreover, getting sweaty is very good for those who do not do any kind of exercises at all.

Stimulates the heart rate

When the heart rate is stimulated, the body, tends to work faster and will be able to work harder. Bikram Yoga helps to stimulate the rate of the heart. This is actually helpful in stimulating the metabolism of the body.

Helps to improves Flexibility

The Benefits of yoga are known to everyone. Conventional Yoga gives your body the flexibility you have never even dreamt of. Bikram Yoga, on the other hand gives you surprising results compared to the conventional yoga. The reason why Bikram Yoga gives more and better results is because it is practiced in a hot room and heat makes your muscles more flexible. Muscles tend to stretch easily in a heated temperature. While practicing Bikram Yoga, you need to relax yourself and feel comfortable so that you will be able to do the postures with ease and make the process more enjoyable.

Helps in developing great concentration

Yoga prefers a mental focus a lot. While doing yoga, one should concentrate on the muscles and also on the breath control. In other words, we need to focus on many things at one time. But Bikram Yoga is totally different in this case, as one simply needs to deal with the heat that is provided and only on the postures to be done.

Helps to improve breathing process

Inhaling and Exhaling are the two important factors in Yoga as well as any other exercise. Yoga makes sure that you to breathe normally even while practicing it. But in Bikram Yoga, the real challenge is to tolerate the heat. It has to be understood that breathing normally is a challenge while in a heated room. But once you get used to the heat, you will be able to breathe without any problem and do the yoga moves with ease.

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