Why it’s faster

Scientifically designed to produce results faster

When some people think of yoga, they picture dark rooms, incense, mystic chanting and meditation. While that’s true of some forms of yoga, Bikram hot yoga is different.

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 results faster.

The heat comes from a precisely controlled, sealed environment of 105-110° temperature and 40-50% humidity. Research from Colorado State University’s Neuromuscular Function Laboratory shows that the first 55 minutes of exercise in this environment raises your body temperature one full degree. So in the last 30 minutes of each class, your body’s chemical processes burn fats faster, break down built-up acids faster, and kill bacteria that can cause sickness and disease faster. It’s why Bikram hot yoga classes are 90, not just 60, minutes long.

But that’s only part of the story. You also achieve results faster because Bikram hot yoga works more than just 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 superoxygenated blood – and nothing speeds up your body’s natural processes more than the combination of heat and oxygen.

A 300-pound weight injured Bikram Choudhury’s knee so badly that doctors pronounced it incurable. But by applying scientific principles and then testing them on himself, he achieved complete recovery. Now his
authentic method is here in Richmond to help you achieve whatever fitness results you want faster.