HOT YOGA: Redistributes Fat Into The Bloodstream

Bikram's next claims are some of my all time favorites... And if theses claims were true EVERYBODY would be doing it!  Bikram states that his style of yoga "reorganize the lipids (fatty acids) in the muscular structure, warm muscles burn fat more effectively" and "when we stretch, the fat has no room to sit so it redistributes to the … Continue reading HOT YOGA: Redistributes Fat Into The Bloodstream

HOT YOGA: Burns More Fat

The American Council on Exercise states you burn more fat, burn more calories and can exercise longer when doing so in warm temperatures.  So yes, fatty acids are burned for energy in the muscles and since you burn more fat when the muscles are warm and can exercise longer, more fat will be burned in warm … Continue reading HOT YOGA: Burns More Fat

HOT YOGA: Raises Body Temperature to Help Fight Infections

How many times have you or someone you know said they were going to yoga or spinning to "sweat it out," it being that nagging cold they just can't shake. It isn't an uncommon statement and, in theory, sounds great just like Bikram's next claim. However, how many times have you felt "under the weather" … Continue reading HOT YOGA: Raises Body Temperature to Help Fight Infections

HOT YOGA: Thins Your Blood to Clear the Circulatory System

https://theyogahub.ie/bikram-yoga-vs-hot-yoga-5-differences-bikram-yoga-hot-yoga/ Bikram's next claim, "hot yoga thins the blood to clear the circulatory system," is quite vague.  As a medical provider, I don't know what "to clear" means when referring to the blood nor what is "being cleared" with regards to the circulatory system. By definition, "to clear" means "to remove," "to rid of obstruction,"  The circulatory system … Continue reading HOT YOGA: Thins Your Blood to Clear the Circulatory System