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Bikram Yoga

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Bikram Yoga


Yoga has been practiced for many centuries because of its

mental and physical benefits.


Today, there are many different

styles of that practice,

can be used for specific reasons

– one of them is


is often enjoyed by beginners of all shapes, sizes, ages and

health conditions to help lose weight.


It is a challenging form of hatha yoga, systematically designed

to work the entire body for an hour and thirty minutes.


Its target is to create

and


Bikram consists of 26

posture sequences that are

performed in a

at 105 degrees Fahrenheit.


The heat is applied to help accelerate the

body’s rate of change, thereby allowing

your body to


This practice does not


The series of postures used in this type of yoga

targeting chronic illnesses.


It can overall improve your

which will then translate into

a better and more fulfilling

life.


FOR BEGINNERS


One common

misconception

about attending a

yoga class is that

you need to be

flexible.


You may be stiff at the

beginning


Bikram is also a form of hatha

(a simpler style of yoga)

which makes it a class that everybody can try.


No matter what your fitness level is, Bikram will be challenging

at the beginning.


But with patience, persistence and dedication, you will develop

muscle tone and strength.


It helps regulate your metabolism, curb your appetite and

normalize your weight


In the end, consistent

Bikram yogis enjoy

the benefits of a

slimmer figure.


The

Importance of Heat


Bikram is not bikram unless there is some

HEAT


It is intentionally

used to warm up

the muscles and allow you to

stretch and work more deeply

and safely in the 26 posture

sequences in a class


Furthermore, the heat helps

flush out the body’s toxins

through sweating.


The heart rate also helps stimulate better blood and

lymph circulation and promotes the softening of

fascia and muscle tissues which help

the muscles loosen up


Getting Used

To The Hot Room


On top of the poses, the presence of heat can be

overwhelming at times.


Instructors discourage anyone who struggles with the poses to

push through, especially when the breathing is affected.


You can simply sit through a pose or take a break if you need to. It

is also encouraged that you continue to sit in the heated room while

taking a break so that you become acclimated to the temperature.


It takes some time to get used to such a hot room.

Some people need to take several classes before their

bodies start to cooperate


Here are a few more tips you can follow when taking your first

Bikram class.


Do Not Be Late


The golden rule is never be late.

Always try to get to the class at least 10 to 20 minutes early.

This gives you time to sign up, get dressed and find a spot

where you can settle your mat down.


Take the time to talk to your instructor if you are dealing

with an injury, so that you can be guided in performing the

poses without exacerbating any problem.


Strategize Snack Time


A full stomach while

performing the poses

in Bikram can be

uncomfortable and

inhibiting.

Try not to eat at least

two hours prior to

taking a class so that

your muscles can

expand and reach full

range


But make sure that you do not

attend a class hungry either


For a pre-workout energy

boost, you can eat a

banana 20 minutes before

the class.


Drink Water


It is recommended that

you drink two liters of

water throughout the

day,

but do not chug water

before taking the class

or this might leave your

nauseous.

If you wish to

drink water while

taking the class,

you can simply

take little sips.


Drinking water before

attending a Bikram

class will also help you

stay hydrated for the

90-minute session.

This means you will not

need to drink as much

water within the

session.


If you wish to try this style of yoga, make sure that you find one

close to you. This way you can easily attend the class at your

most convenient time


You can search yoga studios that offer Bikram classes and talk

to the instructor if it is still your first time. Hence you can be

properly guided on how to introduce Bikram to your body.

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