Could Bikram yoga be the perfect exercise?

Ask any celeb how they keep their figure so trim and no doubt nine out of ten will list yoga as the reason for their success. You’ve probably tried it yourself, and most people either love it, or they think it’s a snore fest.

If you weren’t won over by the average yoga class, then perhaps you should give Bikram yoga a go. There is definitely nothing boring about stretching every limb in 105 degree heat, we can assure you! It’s also really, really good for you. Check out the list of benefits below:

Sweat those toxins out
There’s nothing like a lot of sweating to flush the toxins from your skin. Make sure you’re not wearing make up to the session though. It won’t last very long if you do and it will only clog your pores.

Get some exercise and a hair treatment all in one go
If your hair is on the dry side, it’s a good idea to put some hair oil in your hair before the session. The heat in the studio will then activate the oils which help to moisturise your hair.

Stress reduction
Exercise in general is a great stress buster, but the relaxed nature of Bikram yoga makes it doubly good for getting over the humps and bumps of the day.

Fix old injuries
If you find your knees cracking when you bend down or walk up the stairs, a few sessions of Bikram yoga will have you back to your old, non-crackly self in no time.

Strength building
While many people assume yoga is all about stretching and flexibility, it actually can help to build strength as well enabling you to hold the postures for thirty seconds each. It doesn’t sound like a lot but if you do it often enough, you’ll notice the difference.

Calorie burning
Bikram yoga helps to burn more calories because of the heat. It is said that a 90 minute class can burn up to 1,000 calories (depending on how much effort you put into it!).

Just don’t forget to bring a BIG bottle of water!