What are the Benefits of Bikram Yoga?

What are the Benefits of Bikram Yoga?

Benefits of Bikram YogaYoga as we know is a very popular form of exercise. Amongst various kinds of yoga techniques a very popular form is the Bikram Yoga, derived from the hot yoga. Bikram Yoga is a useful technique devised by Bikram Choudhury in the early 1970’s.

Bikram Yoga is performed in a total of 90 minutes which consists of 26 poses carried out with heavy breathing in a room heated up to 40°C. It requires one to remain calm and just relax by extensive breathing in order to keep the mind and body, both in harmony. It’s a great way to pamper oneself because meditation requires one to spend time with their own self in order to release all their worries and stress.

The numerous benefits of Bikram Yoga include:

  • Endocrine and exocrine glands are massaged and stimulated to better function
  • Muscular and skeletal network are enhanced
  • Weight bearing exercise will help prevent osteoporosis
  • Improves heart and lung function
  • Improves back conditions of pain and misalignment
  • Improves flexibility of your spine in its range of motion in all directions allowing the improvement in function of your central nervous system. Better nervous system communication means a better functioning body and mind
  • Helps cultivate a sense of well being and a more peaceful mind
  • Integration of both sides of the brain to improve memory, learning, body coordination and balance
  • Builds mental strength and teaches you to hold your mind in a focused and meditative state
  • Improve the healing and regenerative powers of your body
  • Improvement in T-cell function and your immune system
  • Improvement in your lymphatic system
  • Lengthening and strengthening of muscles
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improvement in peripheral circulation
  • Improvement in metabolism / digestion
  • Gives the body a cardiovascular workout without negative impacting forces
  • Nervous system is exercised
  • Works every organ, gland, nerve, tendon, ligament and muscle in the whole body every Bikram Yoga session
  • Expands your capacity to breathe deeply and fully
  • Prevents injury and may prevent or improve chronic illness
  • Promotes better sleep, you may even need to sleep less
  • Fabulous body toning effects
  • Weight loss or gain depending on your body’s needs
  • Improvement in posture and body awareness

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