Is Yoga Cool, Hot, or Bikram?

Is Yoga Cool, Hot, or Bikram?

An experienced yogi reveals the differences between hot power yoga and Bikram.

The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly

Hot power yoga takes place in a room approximately 90 degrees in temperature. Poses are practiced amongst scents from candles that are calming and soothing. Bikram requires a temp of 105 degrees, and some studios are stinky from carpeting and intense, sweating bodies.

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Non Slip Yoga Mat

Feeding the Fire

Before a Bikram class, some suggest eating a light meal up to three hours before. In hot power yoga, it’s recommended to eat a snack, perhaps a banana, about a half-hour before. In both scenarios, hydrating is necessary, before and after, preferably with cool water.

All yoga is about patience, balance, commitment, and practice. Whether it’s room temperature or a varying level of heat is added, it’s all about the poses and loving your body.

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