Why it works

Why it works

Bikram hot yoga is based on a fundamental scientific principle: that heat accelerates chemical reactions. And since your body runs on biochemical reactions, speeding them up produces immediate results. The heat comes from a precisely controlled environment of 105° temperature and 40% humidity. Heating your body up from the inside out to speed up your body's chemical processes burns fats, breaks down built-up acids, and kills bacteria that can cause sickness and disease. But that’s only part of the story. You are also sure to feel great because Bikram hot yoga works more than just targeted parts of your body. Unlike other exercise programs, its systematic sequence of postures and breathing exercises works every muscle, every joint, every tendon of your body – and your glands and nervous system as well. Bikram hot yoga also floods your body with super oxygenated blood – and nothing speeds up your body’s natural processes more than the combination of heat and oxygen. Even more importantly, when yoga is practiced in a group setting, you have a community of people supporting your journey towards health and happiness. Nothing is more effective than a group of people working towards a common goal.