The systematic use of the breath and the body’s internal heat increases metabolism, boosts sweat production, stimulates the excretion of waste and reduces food craving, resulting in weight loss. During a Bikram Yoga class you can burn typically between 400-700 kcal.
Strength and flexibility
With regular practice of Bikram Yoga weak muscles becomes stronger, tight muscles become more flexible and bring balance to the body. By learning to breathe properly during the class, you will experience an increase ability to focus. You become stronger, and your body becomes more flexible.
Increased blood circulation
During the class your heart rate will increase resulting in better circulation of oxygenated blood as it’s transported to every cell in the body. The various poses increases space and opens up so that the blood can move to regions of the body that is generally closed and tense.
Tranquility and control of breathing
Practicing Bikram Yoga gives a great sense of wellbeing. You learn to master quiet breathing through the physically demanding poses. It rubs off naturally in your daily life when you have to cope with stressful situations.
When we train and control our breathing, we learn to focus on the mind. Over time, it becomes possible to maintain a deep and uniformed breathing through a full class, regardless of the severity or challenge. In this way Bikram Yoga teaches us that breathing is a tool that can help us to control our mind – and thus strengthen our responses to a demanding day.
Stress in our daily lives has a direct impact on our body, which in turn affects our digestion, blood circulation, immune system and emotions. Prolonged stress has been shown to increase our chances to develop severe diseases. A regular Bikram Yoga practice calms the body and mind, rebalances the nervous system, strengthens the immune system and detoxifies the body.
- Fat burner and increases your metabolism
- Increases flexibility, strength and endurance
- Reduces stress, depression and anxiety
- Detoxifies the body
- Increases energy levels
- Better balance and coordination
- Helps prevent and reduce many chronic conditions such as back pain, knee pain and arthritis
- Better posture
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves blood circulation, alignment and can prevent cardiovascular diseases