Bikram yoga is a demanding 90-minute long moving meditation consisting of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. This yoga is practiced in a room that is heated to 105 degrees and 40% humidity. While Bikram Yoga is considered the original hot yoga, we also practice other styles of yoga in our hot room.
Hot yoga can be practiced by anybody. In fact, by the time class is over, you will have worked every muscle, joint, ligament, and organ in your body.
Why should people try Hot Yoga?
The short answer—when muscles and connective tissues are heated they become more pliable. Our goal at BYSL is to optimize the time spent on the mat, and the elevated temperature is akin to the “best bang for your buck.” Our team of teachers encourages each person to test his/ her own edge, reminding everyone to exert their best each day. For some people, the work is flexibility; for others, it’s about core strength or stability at joints. Among many other things, the heat also sharpens the iron of self-discipline!
What are the benefits of Hot Yoga?
- Muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility
- Stress reduction and injury prevention
- Relief from acute and chronic disorders