Bikram Yoga is designed to work all the major systems of the body from the inside out: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Endocrine, Lymphatic, Central Nervous, Digestive, and Musculoskeletal. Even your under-used, over-used and never-used brain cells will get a complete overhaul in due time.
Every cell and organ in your body, from bones to skin—all receive benefits from this powerful yoga. Bikram Yoga is indeed an aerobic workout! Heart and lungs will learn to work together.
We often have students comment on how our studio doesn’t “smell like a Bikram studio.” We have clean, rubber floors that don’t absorb smells and sweat and utilize fresh air ventilation and humidification systems. Our radiant heating panels emit safe, long wave radiant heat in the far infrared spectrum, to which human skin is 98% receptive and penetrates the skin 1-1/2 inches deep. This deep heating reaches into the muscle tissues and internal organs. Below are some of the benefits of practicing yoga in this type of heat.
- Infrared heat directly warms muscles, allowing for a greater range of motion.
- Stretching can increase more than two times higher than normal with infrared heat.
- Helps students open up, melt deep into poses and gain confidence in their practice.
- Infrared heat has been shown to stimulate blood flow by opening up the body’s capillaries.
- It can help lower blood pressure, help oxygenate organs, and rid the body of toxins.
- Infrared heat will make you sweat, which is your body’s natural way of flushing toxins. As your body absorbs infrared heat, water molecules begin to vibrate, which causes them to wring out impurities from the cells.
- These impurities will then be released by perspiration of toxins like sodium, alcohol, cholesterol, nicotine, and possibly carcinogenic heavy metals like lead, nickel and cadmium. Toxins escape through pores in the skin, leaving a glowing, cleaner skin, often with better tone, elasticity, texture, and color, and creating a deep, detoxifying cleanse on the cellular level.
- The human body has an impressive temperature regulation system to keep the body at a consistent temperature.
As the body heats up, its natural cooling systems kick in, which take energy and burn calories.
- Infrared heat also increases metabolism between the blood and tissue, which also burns calories.
- The yoga and heat also help to reduce weight by balancing hormones, thus decreasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and many other weight-related illnesses.
- Infrared heat directly penetrates tissues, muscles and joints, allowing them to heal and regenerate through a combination of the aforementioned increased circulation, oxygenation and detoxification.
- The yoga and heat together help to alleviate muscle pain, stiffness, and increase balance and mobility.
- Infrared radiation is useful for pain relief in both minor injuries and chronic ailments and is used by physical therapists around the world.