Is Bikram yoga really good for you?
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.