WHAT YOU GET/HEALTH BENEFITS
The benefits of a regular Bikram Yoga practice are as numerous and diverse as the people who practice. The 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises – when attempted with 100% correct form and continuous breath – move fresh, oxygenated blood throughout every tissue in the body, typically resulting in the following health benefits.
Reduction or elimination of back and/or joint pain
Whole-body muscle tone
Realignment of joints
Balanced blood pressure
Balanced blood sugar
Reduced blood cholesterol
Improved pulmonary function
Improved oxygen levels
Improved lymphatic and immune function
Healing of old injuries and removal of scar tissue
Improved ability to concentrate
Reduction or elimination of stress
An overall sense of well-being
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Who is Bikram Yoga For?
All fitness levels
The Science and Research Behind Bikram Hot Yoga
The unaltered yoga sequence we teach is amenable to rigorous scientific research and has been found to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and depression/anxiety.
Peer-Reviewed Research Articles and other Scientific Research:
Improvements in Glucose Tolerance with Bikram Yoga. Hunter SD. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy. 2013.
The effect of Bikram yoga on arterial stiffness in young and older adults. Hunter SD. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2013.
Bikram Yoga reduces Depression and Anxiety. Lindsey B. Hopkins DeBoer. San Francisco VA Medical Center. Presented at Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference 2015
Current Research Underway:
Bikram Yoga as part of Addiction Recovery: