What’s the Temperature in a Bikram Yoga Studio?
Bikram yoga is practised all over the world to rejuvenate and relax the body and mind. The temperature of the room is high, but the heat comes with multiple benefits.
Bikram yoga was invented by Bikram Choudhury, a yoga teacher from India. Since his inception of this type of yoga, it is now practised all over the world.
Yoga is known to help both physical and mental wellbeing. When yoga is practised in a hot room, it intensifies these feelings and works every part of your body. The appeal of Bikram yoga is to give that deeper sense of revitalisation.
Before attending Bikram yoga, you will likely have lots of questions. Below, we answer some of these questions and explain the temperature of the studio and the benefits of practicing yoga in this heat.
How Hot is Bikram Yoga?
The yoga studio is 40-42°C during Bikram yoga. This is the temperature that the yoga is practised all around the world. Our studios in Clapham & Dalston are built using the latest heating and humidity technology, which means we can regulate the temperature to this precise degree and be in control while keeping the room fully oxygenated.
Why is the Studio so Hot?
Hot yoga helps to cleanse the body. In such a hot temperature, it allows for deeper stretching of every muscle during each pose and helps to prevent injury. As well as this, it relieves the tension that many of us carry around with us. The hot room can also help circulation and to remove toxins from the skin.
How to Handle the Heat of Bikram Yoga
Staying hydrated throughout the session is essential, but the preparation starts before you arrive at the studio. Keep hydrated throughout the day and bring a 1.5-litre bottle with you to sip in between poses if necessary.
It’s important to wear tight clothing. For women, sports tops, shorts and leggings are best. For men, shorts are best.
What do You Do During Bikram Yoga?
Bikram yoga consists of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. There is a reason for every pose and the benefits stretch far and wide for each position, both physically and mentally. Yoga will always be conducted by a professional teacher and those offering Bikram will be Bikram-certified teachers.
Bikram Choudhury himself teaches many people across the world the art of Bikram yoga. You should always attend a class with a certified teacher as they will be able to help your poses to make sure you get the most from Bikram yoga. They will always make sure that you are comfortable and enjoy the class.
Bikram yoga is commonly practised for 90 minutes. However, at Sadhana Wellbeing, we have 60-minute classes available as well. In a 90-minute class, you can burn anything from 500 to 1000 calories, but the main takeaway from the sessions will be feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
After the first class, you may feel sore or tired. This is completely normal. If you continue with Bikram yoga, however, you will soon feel and see the benefits — and we think you’ll come back time and time again.
Interested in trying Bikram Yoga? We have an introductory offer of £45 for 30 days of unlimited yoga and movement classes. Buy now and start your hot yoga journey at Sadhana.