Hot yoga, or Bikram yoga, is a modification of yoga that incorporates heat with stretching poses to awaken the body and mind. Through a practice of 26 poses and two breathing exercises, hot yoga can melt away stress and make you feel more energetic, increase blood circulation throughout the body, and provide better support for the joints. Keep reading to learn more about Bikram yoga and what it can do for you!
How does Bikram Yoga Work?
Bikram yoga is a style of hot yoga that is practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees. The poses combined with deep breathing and heat allows you to get deeper into the stretches, which improve your immunity, increase energy, and boost relaxation. After the class you will feel light, rejuvenated, and revitalized.
The Benefits of Heat
Bikram yoga poses on their own help improve circulation, metabolism, digestion, and a whole host of other bodily functions. Add heat to the poses to completely relax muscles. Deep poses will massage your tissues, glands, and organs, and increase overall health. The hot air can also prevent injuries and make your body sweat out poisons and toxins.
How Bikram Yoga Burns Calories
If you take four 90-minute Bikram yoga classes a week, you could burn 3,500 calories. (That is about a pound of fat!) Regular hot yoga exercises combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle can significantly change the look and shape of your body.
Come to Bikram Yoga in Long Island to experience hot yoga and all of its benefits. We have two convenient locations in Rego Park and Rockville Centre. Classes are designed for all levels; you will be able to fully immerse yourself in the practice no matter your level. Visit our website or call (516) 351-7325 to learn more about the original Bikram studio in South Shore.