I understand the demands of city living. The fast paced life of The Big Apple puts pressure on our daily needs to get around and keep our appointments. Here at BYUS we allow latecomers to enter class no more than 5 minutes after the start. However, you are missing the foundation of your class – the breathing exercise. It is crucial to start and end in the design of the class to receive the benefit. There is common knowledge that 2 halves complete a whole. If one is without the other – where’s the completion? With that said, arrive on time to allow your body the full, intended benefits of a Bikram Yoga class.
Why 105 degrees?
Yoga changes the construction of the body from the inside out, from bones to skin and from fingertips to toes. So before you change it, you have to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. Then you can reshape the body any way you want.
Hatha Yoga flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishments to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga also employs heat to further that cleaning process: When you sweat, impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin.
Practicing yoga not only increases our supplies of oxygen, but it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly – we learn to control the breath through pranayama.