Bikram Yoga, for those of you who don't know is a sequence of 26 yoga postures performed in a heated room of about 105°F. I don't know about you, but I would feel pretty nervous about doing anything in 105°F temperature! Of course, I went in there not knowing either of these, haha.
Here's a little infographic I found online regarding the different poses:
To tell the truth, the Bikram Yoga session actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. There was a lot of balancing and flexibility required, but having done ballet from elementary school to the end of high school, these two came pretty naturally to me.
As for the heat, I actually didn't even realize it was 105°F! It was definitely warm, but not suffocating. I sweated A TON, but the heat actually felt pretty nice in my opinion~ I just need to invest in nicer yoga activewear <3
Bikram Yoga Benefits:
There are a lot of benefits to Bikram Yoga. In addition to the overall benefits of Bikram Yoga and yoga, the 12 standing poses and the 14 floor poses have their individual benefits.
Overall benefits of Bikram Yoga:Anyhow, that's all I have for now!
Benefits of standing poses:
- Improves posture
- Increases flexibility and balance
- Builds muscle strength
- Improves circulation and immune function
- Removes toxins from the body
- Reduces stress
- Aids in weight loss
Benefits of floor poses:
- Opens pelvic area
- Relieves sciatica and arthritis
- Improves circulation
- Improves function of the central nervous system, digestive system, and reproductive system
- Relieves lower back pain
- Eases constipation
- Lessens symptoms of scoliosis
Have you guys tried Bikram Yoga before? What do you think about it?