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: http://www.bikramyoga.com/BikramYoga/FAQ.php
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.