With Bikram hot yoga, you burn up to 1250 calories in just one session.
First, because heat accelerates your body’s natural biochemical reactions – and burning fat is one of them.
Second, you work every muscle, ligament and joint in your body – and the more they work, the faster you lose weight.
Third, because Bikram hot yoga classes are 90, not just 60, minutes long. Research from Colorado State University’s Neuromuscular Function Laboratory shows that the first 55 minutes of Bikram hot yoga raises your body temperature one full degree. So in the last 30 minutes of each class, these biochemical processes burn fats faster, break down built-up acids faster, and kill bacteria that can cause sickness and disease faster.
Finally, the combination of Bikram hot yoga’s heat, breathing and 26 postures builds up, then floods your body with superoxygenated blood – and nothing speeds burning off fat like more oxygen.