Bikram yoga has received a lot of interest in the last few decades as yogis take their practice to the sauna-style yoga studio. Bikram Choudhury first experimented using heaters in his studios whilst teaching in Japan in the 1970’s but it was a decade later that hot yoga really boomed, starting in Hollywood. What is…

Whilst hot yoga has become somewhat of a craze in London and the rest of the western world in recent years, with hot yoga classes popping up everywhere, the practice of yoga in hot conditions is not modern. Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, created this “heated” style of practice, in efforts to meet the climate in India, where yoga originated around 5,000 years ago.

Bikram yoga is a relatively new style of yoga, compared to more traditional types, although it is based on Hatha yoga. This 90 minute sequence consists of 26 postures, each repeated twice and it is performed in a yoga studio, heated to roughly 40C, 105F. The added temperature is designed to allow greater range of…

Hot yoga, has become increasingly popular in recent years with millions of people worldwide opting to “turn up the heat” for their yoga practice. The most commonly practiced hot yoga, is Bikram yoga, where the yoga studio is heated to approximately 40C, 105F. Here 26 yoga poses are repeated over a 90 minute session. The poses…