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Can Bikram Yoga Help Me Lose Weight?

Yoga.com Staff
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A minimum of 10 classes per month is recommended to get the benefits of Bikram yoga, among which is weight normalization. As a beginner, it takes three classes for your body to learn the proper approach to the postures, and ten classes for your body to begin to work with postures.You will realize optimization of all your body systems. Digestion and respiration, as well as endocrine, lymphatic and elimination systems will begin to work together. Your appetite will normalize and your unhealthy cravings will diminish. All of these results will help to normalize your weight if you devote yourself to regular practice.

Will I get a good workout? Bikram hatha yoga is a complete cardiovascular, aerobic, strength, flexibility and fat-burning workout. Bikram hatha yoga is the form of choice for more professional athletes, celebrities, models and medical professionals than any other style of yoga.

Bikram yoga students agree that it helps them look and feel great, lose weight and reduce stress. Physically, it is the perfect blend of strength, flexibility and balance. Mentally, it trains the mind in five key ways: to have faith in one's self, gain self control, increase determination, improve concentration and build patience.