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Day eighty seven

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Early morning yoga happened again around 6:45. It’s important to move nice and slow at that time of day. I was super stiff and the house wasn’t very warm. It is doing yoga in the opposite environment that Bikram is done in. It was alone, dark, cool, dry and fully clothed including a hoody there was also a candle lit.

I asked the Bikram website why the room is so hot and this is the answer given:

The recommended temperature is minimum 105F degrees and about 40% humidity.
The room is kept at this temperature or more for the following:
Keeping the body from overheating (contrary to popular misconception)
Protecting the muscles to allow for deeper stretching
Detoxing the body (open pores to let toxins out)
Thinning the blood to clear the circulatory system
Increasing heart rate for better cardiovascular workout
Improving strength by putting muscle tissue in optimal state for reorganization
Reorganize the lipids (fat) in the muscular structure

This is the link to the question/answer page:

I don’t understand the keep the body from over heating part…maybe by reaching equilibrium with the inside body temp and external room temp you’re body can better regulate heat…?

This is a memory of summer.



Author: yogaforemily

I have challenged myself to do yoga everyday for one year and thought I'd blog about it. I have been practicing yoga on and off and back and forth for about 9 years and I have decided that it is time for me to really delve in and figure out what it's all about, if it is something I want to make part of my life. I also thought this might put some discipline in to my day and be a fun way to express my thoughts and share some pictures that may or may not have anything directly to do with yoga.

One thought on “Day eighty seven

  1. Emily, this is such a wonderful blog, you’re a great writer. I’m glad your dad told me about it 🙂 !! Your entries make me smile. Looking forward to more. See you on the hot room….Melanie

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