Hot yoga, also known as the “Bikram Yoga” which is its formal name, is an exuberant system of yoga that’s synthesized by Bikram Choudhury from the traditionally practised Hatha Yoga Techniques. This HEALING practice is carried out in a studio that’s heated to a temperature of 104 °F (40 °C).
A Bikram Yoga session goes out with a 90-minute program for a series of 26 postures. These postures involve all the major muscle groups of the body that call for their lengthy, gutsy, and well-controlled contractions. The demanding nature of these 26 poses together with the heat is what that makes it a quiet popular healing practice; that’s designed in such a way that it tends to raise your heart beat and burn out your muscles.
The hot yoga for its vehement nature and the potential to trigger heat-related illness [heat stroke, heat edema, and heat syncope (fainting) to name a few]; it isn’t designed for everyone. If you do suffer any health concern, make sure to see your doctor before you try out the hot yoga program.
If you suffer heart disease, any problem with heat intolerance or dehydration, or if you have any history of heat-related illness like heatstroke; you better skip on hot yoga. The practice isn’t suitable to the pregnant women either.
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If your doctor gives a clean chit to your health status, and if you want to try out the hot yoga program; make sure you hydrate yourself well – before, during, and after the class. You should stop the practice immediately if you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or sick in any way.