Bikram yoga- which yoga style is right for you? - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness


Bikram yoga was founded by Bikram Choudhury. It is performed in a hot room (around 40 degrees Celsius) and usually comprises of the same 26 static postures and two breathing exercises, performed to the same scripted dialogue developed by its founder.

The classes usually go for around 90 minutes. A 2013 study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that Bikram yoga training had a positive effect on lower back and hamstring flexibility, shoulder flexibility and deadlift strength. Another study in the Journal of Science and Fitness found that Bikram yoga also improved life satisfaction and core self-evaluation (also known as ‘positive self-concept’)