Right now, hot yoga is possibly the most effective type of yoga in relation to health benefits and fighting chronic diseases. It helps to improve skin and often works well for weight loss too.
The main problem (or side effect) with the current Bikram yoga system is that, right from the
start, in the main book written by Bikram Choudhury ("Bikram's Beginning
Yoga Class"), it was suggested that CO2 is a toxic gas.
Therefore, he suggested that the goal of hot yoga, in relation to breathing and
body oxygenation, is to breathe more air and get rid of the waste gas (CO2). This is a major risk that worsens physical health, promotes diseases, and creates many other side effects.
Bikram yoga teachers on Birkam yoga benefits, breathing, O2 and CO2
Benefits of Hot Yoga in San Francisco - Bikram Yoga Richmond
District (www.bikramyogaseacliff.com/pages/about-us.php) "Blowing in Firm Pose - Kapalbhati in Vajrasana
Benefits: It improves digestion and circulation, and increases the
elasticity of the lungs with every forceful exhale. You generate prana,
and push out every ounce of carbon dioxide, replacing it with
Bikram Yoga Södermalm - Health Benefits
(www.bikramyogasoder.se/halsoperspektiv_en.html) "... helps in the removal of
waste products (... carbon dioxide ...)
Bikram Yoga Elk Grove: Bikram Yoga Benefits
(www.elkgroveyoga.com/site/page/pg3068.html) "What are the higher goals of yoga? Deep breathing is the key to
Bikram Yoga West Linn Poses and Benefits | Bikram Yoga West Linn
(www.bikramyogawestlinn.com/poses-and-benefits) "... You generate prana, and push out every ounce of carbon dioxide,
replacing it ..."
Hot yoga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_yoga) ... Deep breathing helps to calm the
body and mind and helps oxygen ...
BIKRAM YOGA CAPITOL HILL:: Benefits of Bikram Yoga (www.bikramyogacapitolhill.com/benefits.html) "... and push out every ounce of carbon dioxide replacing with
life-giving oxygen ..."
FAQs - Bikram Yoga Seattle: Practice Hot Hatha Yoga at Seattle's ...
(www.bikramyogaseattle.com/faqs.php) " ... helps in the removal of waste products such as carbon
Meanwhile, all ancient Sanskrit texts teach the opposite idea: we need to breathe
slower and less 24/7 for better health yoga effects. Classic yoga books are correct:
overbreathing reduces O2 delivery to body cells. This fact has been proven by
hundreds of clinical studies (see links below and my Amazon book "Yoga Benefits Are in Breathing Less"). Moreover, overbreathing is a very common problem.
Traditional hatha yoga suggests that breathing should be
"suspended", "restrained", "held", and "calmed". (Such quotes can be found in
three main classic manuscripts on Hatha Yoga: Hatha Yoga Pradipika,
the Shiva Samhita, and the Gheranda Samhita). Therefore, the classic yoga provides true results for weight loss, skin state, and better physical health.
What about the views of Bikram yoga teachers?
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Correction of these myths and superstitions will help to dramatically reduce risk and
improve the quality of teaching and health of Bikram yoga teachers themselves and their students.
Current effects of hot yoga
The present benefits of Bikram yoga include removal of body waste
products due to intense perspiration (sweating), lymphatic drainage due to
physical exercise and some other immediate physical effects. However, swayed by
popular fantasies related to the deep breathing myth and the supposed poisonous,
toxic nature of carbon dioxide, modern hot yoga teachers promote
these myths creating an illusion that a deep automatic breathing
pattern is a part of yoga. As a result, Bikram yoga, as well as Wikipedia
or Wiki, provide limited help to millions of people suffering and dying from chronic
diseases, being overweight and with low energy.
Bikram yoga effects could be greatly amplified with reversal
of these superstitions and elimination of all its side effects. You can
greatly amplify hot yoga health effects if you try to breathe slower
and less during Bikram classes.