Have you ever tried Bikram Yoga?

Have you ever tried Bikram Yoga? A few years ago iIwas introduced to Bikram Yoga and I totally loved it!

Bikram Yoga

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For those who don’t know anything about it, Bikram Yoga, is a system of yoga that Bikram Choudhury synthesized from traditional hatha yoga techniques and popularized beginning in the early 1970s. Bikram Yoga sessions run for exactly 90 minutes and consist of a set series of 26 postures including 2 breathing exercises. Bikram Yoga is ideally practiced in a room heated to 105°F (≈ 40.6°C) with a humidity of 40% so get ready to sweat … A LOT!.

There are certain health risks involved and the main reason for this is the extreme heat, so consult with your physician before trying it if you have any medical condition that could put you in risk. Some sportsmen and professional dancers claim to prefer Bikram Yoga, because proponents argue it has injury-healing powers and I must admit, while I was practicing, my old gracilis/hamstring injury got so much better.

Try it out and let me know of your experience goes!

Some more links on Bikram Yoga: