Article by Tanya Fielding
Bikram Yoga is a specific form of yoga that was developed by the yoga master, Bikram Choudhury. It consists of a series of 26 poses that include two breathing exercises, which are done twice within a 90-minute class. Bikram yoga is practiced in a heated room that is set to 105 degrees while maintaining a humidity level of 40 percent. It is considered a form of hot yoga, which is always done in a room that is heated to 95 to 100 degrees.
By performing the 26 postures included in the program, every area of the body benefits. This includes muscles, ligaments, veins and all the internal organs as these postures help to provide maximum function while maintaining optimum health. As the postures are being performed, they work together as well as separately to benefit every part of the body while benefiting each other at the same time. Hot yoga helps to heat the body up, which softens it, making the body more flexible. When it becomes this flexible, it can be reshaped according to the individual