Bikram Yoga

From what I understand, bikram yoga allows you to stretch further because your muscles are warmer. Doesn't that make it easier to push yourself farther than you really should?

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I guess I have a higher heat

I guess I have a higher heat tolerance than you, because I love saunas! I am not certain about working out in one though. Maybe I can take a trial class.

I guess I have a higher heat

I guess I have a higher heat tolerance than you, because I love saunas! I am not certain about working out in one though. Maybe I can take a trial class.

The theory behind Bikram Yoga

The theory behind Bikram Yoga does make sense, the muscles will stretch more when warm (or quite hot in this case). So even though you stretch further than you normally would, it will still be within your tolerance levels, unless you deliberately push too hard.

The big questions for me revolve around the extreme temperatures you exercise in. I've never sat in a sauna and thought 'This heat really makes me want to stretch and work out', it's been more along the lines of 'I can't breathe, how long do I have to stay in here'. That's a personal view of mine and it will come down to individual tolerance, 90minutes in 40.6C would seem like a long time.