Saturday, 30 July 2011

Bikram/Hot Yoga

So I have shown you some different yoga poses. This is a post about a type of yoga, hot yoga. Hot yoga is usually done in a room heated to about 40 degrees celsius or 105 fahrenheit. Doing yoga at this temperature causes the body to sweat and essentially detoxify. The heat also allows for capillaries to dilate, which allows for increased absorption of oxygen. More oxygen allows better blood circulation and cardiovascular activity by creating more lung capacity. It is great for those aiming for weight loss as well as curing many health problems by strengthening the immune system. I started hot yoga just over a year ago, it is intense but will leave you feeling great after. A tip from personal experience, don't ware cotton clothing to class.

34 comments:

  1. i love your blog with your exercises!
    is it possible to do hot yoga exercises at home? in sommer it's nearly 40 degrees in my room under the roof :-)

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  2. I'm off to go try this now. =p

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  3. Wow 105 degrees is pretty high.. I would be sweating like a roasting pig.

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  4. Interesting... I would probably need someone observing and helping me with this, so i don't end up unintentionally boiling myself.

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  5. Sounds great! It's easily 40 degrees here in Malaysia - could do it out in my balcony!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  6. Hot Yoga will make you hawt. :D

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  7. I started easy 2 years ago and didn't regret at all :]

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  8. i did yoga once and it was amazing, I should def do it more often

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  9. Interesting post. I've been thinking about doing some yoga for the last year but never got into it

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  10. I've been wanting to try yoga for a while now.

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  11. Do local gyms tend to do this?

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  12. Didn't some guy in New York attempt to copyright this?!

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  13. Sounds hard enough to do yoga in normal temps, I dunno if I should try it at higher ones too! :P

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  14. Man I haven't worked out in a while.

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  15. I need to get back to the gym also +1 follower

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  16. I'd definitely balk at hot yoga at first, and I love the heat! Followed.

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  17. So do you do it in a sauna or something?

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  18. i consier all yoga to be "hot yoga" as long as its performed by hot women in yoga pants :D

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  19. I'm going to try and add yoga to my daily exercise routine.

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  20. I've wanted to learn more about Yoga for a long time, so I'll follow your blog closely. +1 +follow

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  21. I always wondered what bikram yoga was

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  22. I have always wanted to try yoga!

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  23. you never stop learning :) i really would love to start yoga to relaxe more...
    please remove the captachas from your comments i hate them ^^

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  24. I want to start doing yoga, I just need people to do it with me ;/

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  25. I actually enjoy working out outside when it's hot. You really do feel better because of the slight detox you get.

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  26. An interesting approach to purifying the body. Will give it a try once I kick my bourbon for breakfast habit.

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  27. I will forward this to my GF who actually enjoy yoga. Sadly its not my thing, but she will appreciate this.

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  28. I tried yoga once, that was great. Sadly, I haven't enough time to pratice regularly :(

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  29. Never tried yoga. Definitely don't think I'll be doing it in 105 degrees fahrenheit any time soon.

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  30. i would like that i love saunas, follow me back

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  31. Yoga is fun. I have to try this hot yoga ... Thanks!

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  32. Sounds like something worth trying for sure.

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