Is Bikram yoga re­ally good for you?

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

Tech­ni­cally, it is, but here’s the thing: Yoga doesn’t need to be hot to im­prove your health. Al­though Bikram ( a style of yoga that in­volves 46 poses per­formed at 40°C) can help pre­vent the on­set of heart dis­ease, new re­search re­veals that yoga done at room tem­per­a­ture pro­duces the same pos­i­tive ef­fects. That said, the US study, which was pub­lished in the jour­nal Ex­per­i­men­tal Phys­i­ol­ogy, didn’t find any down­sides to at­tend­ing a hot yoga class, so feel free to keep sweat­ing it out if you love do­ing savasana in a sauna. If you’re look­ing for other ways to amp up your prac­tice, though, tur­bocharge your ses­sion with these ex­pert tips from Kate Ken­dall, co-founder and yoga di­rec­tor of Flow Ath­letic in Syd­ney.

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