Thank you for taking the time to read and reply. I stuck with it for three months but just couldn’t justify the need for the heat. It felt unnecessary and I agree there were lots of inflated and dehydrated egos running amok.
Fifteen years ago, I studied Bikram Yoga intensely with the intention of being a teacher. After two months, it was clear to me there was little physiological benefit to Bikram or hot yoga. (I do like yoga itself though.) Now there’s enough data to support my conclusion. Here are a few…
I can list a host of psychological studies to explain why people gravitate to extreme methods. I have written about it in varying degrees in previous posts Orgasm Fitness, Tough Mudder, ANXIETY DVD, and Music & Performance.
Bikram yoga practitioners are religious about their routines and when you question the value of the practice you will enter into a debate on faith.
My advice is simple
I promise you if I found a quick fix, I wouldn’t keep it a secret.
Be. Move. Do.
P.S. Oh, by the way, this is Bikram himself standing on a practitioner’s back to the delight and envy of his followers. This only looks crazy out of context I’m sure.