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Have you tried Yoga?  Have you tried Bikram Yoga?  The first class expectation is that you only stay in the room during the entire class.  Why the simple expectation?  The room is heated to about 105 degrees.  I lasted the entire first class, I stayed in the room, and I also managed to perform roughly 1/3 of the poses.  This was my first attempt at Yoga.  I thought that I would become a raisin (devoid of water) because I must have sweat the equivalent of a lake.

How did I feel post class?  Awesome!  It is really a great feeling.  It is indescribable.  I felt renewed from the inside out and vowed to continue the practice until it hit 100 degrees here in Phoenix.  I told myself that I must wait until it cools off (October through April), but I have friends that continue to participate even on days like today when it is 106 degrees outside.  What’s the difference?  The temperature will be the same in class as it is outside.  It’s worth the detoxification benefits right?  We shall see.

To learn more about Bikram Yoga: http://www.bikramyoga.com/BikramYoga/about_bikram_yoga.php

About Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga is the 26 postures Sequence selected and developed by Bikram Choudhury from Hatha Yoga.

It has been proved and experienced by millions that these 26 postures systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, all the veins, all the ligaments, and all the muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function.  Each component takes care of something different in the body, and yet they all work together synergistically, contributing to the success of every other one, and extending its benefits.

Bikram Yoga can be practiced under the guidance of a certified Bikram Yoga Teacher at one of the affiliated Bikram Yoga studios.

These studios are built in such a way that you always get the proper heating which help you to do your postures optimally. Bikram calls these studios as “Torture Chambers”.

It's never too late, it's never too bad, and you're never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again.
Why the heat?Yoga changes the construction of the body from the inside out, from bones to skin and from fingertips to toes. So before you change it, you have to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. Then you can reshape the body any way you want.

Hatha Yoga flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishments to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga also employs heat to further that cleaning process: When you sweat, impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin.

Practicing yoga not only increases our supplies of oxygen, but it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly – we learn to control the breath through pranayama.