Life Gains With Hot Yoga
Whenever the term hot yoga is spoken of, the copyrighted Bikram Hot Yoga lineage is usually the style most people refer to. It was founded by Bikram Choudhary in 1974 under his school, The Yoga College of India in Beverly Hills. California. Bikram Hot Yoga is a fixed sequence of 26 hatha yoga postures and two pranayama breathing exercises practiced for a duration of 90 minutes in a heated room. The heat is normally set at 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 40 per cent humidity.
Classes are conducted at official Bikram Yoga Studios and taught by certified Bikram Yoga instructors. Verbal dialogue is given while taking one through each asana step by step for the 90 minutes. The class starts off with pranayama breathing, followed by an intense standing series, spine strengthening asanas on the floor and wrapped up by kapaiabhati breathing at the end.
It is ideal to practice this yoga for a minimum of four to six times a week, to gain full medical and physical benefits. Over time, you will see inches lost, toned muscles, energy doubled, improved mood, a calmer state of mind, higher focus, increased stamina and strength, better eating tendencies, and finally a sense of balance in your life.
Students are encouraged to practice on an empty stomach so, it is recommended to leave a minimum of two to three hours of a gap before your last meal. Hydration is very pertinent to sustain yourself as well. The key is to come to dass hydrated and it is essential to make a habit of drinking at least four to six liters of water everyday.
The primary function of the heat is to detoxify, flushing out all the toxins from the internal organs and glands in the body
Idea Of Heat
The concept of heat ¡s justified for various reasons. One being that it is the best way to warm up the body, making it more flexible which ultimately allows each individual to go a bit deeper in their postures without the risk or worry of injury. Secondly, heat creates a challenging cardio workout because the body is working harder under such conditions causing the heart rate to increase.
But the primary function of the heat is to detoxify, flushing out all the toxins from the internal organs and glands in the body. This creates an efficient circulatory and respiratory system. Furthermore, the cleansing is taken a notch higher with the removal of impurities through the skin via sweat. It is advised not to wipe oft the sweat and allow in to flow out through the skin’s pores naturally completing the detoxification process.
It’s A Rage
Other variations of hot yoga are also being introduced and appreciated by yogis on the lookout for something different while keeping the heat element common. A vinyasa flow style is given to these hybrids and they are emerging to be quite a rage1 Two good examples go by the names Moksha Yoga found in 2004 (spanning across the USA and Canada) and Core Power Yoga (chains spanning across the USA).
Over time, one will see inches lost, toned muscles, energy doubled, improved mood, a calmer state of mind, higher focus, increased stamina and strength, better eating tendencies, and finally a sense of balance in your life