Ninety minutes of pretzel like poses in one hundred and five degree heat? Sign me up! If you have been living under a rock for the last year, you may have not heard of the new yoga craze - Bikram Yoga. It’s a sequence of 26 poses that are held for a minute to a minute in a half in heated room, and the results are intense. Not only is this a great way to drop those extra pounds, but you experience a total body rejuvenation. While performing this 90 minute sequence of poses in a “sweat box”, you are releasing toxins, improving flexibility, range of motion, circulation and your immune system. Not to mention it is a great stress reliever and a good facial!
Bikram Yoga was created by Bikram Choudhury after he was crippled by a weight lifting accident. He developed a series of core strengthening poses which he has scientifically proven to regenerate tissue and cure chronic ailments. He introduced his yoga practice into the states in 1973, and has since built an empire off of the heated yoga. Through seminars, certification programs, instructional CDs and videos, Bikram clothing, and the thousands of studios that have opened to continue Bikram, is a self-made multi-millionaire.