Among being just plain fun, there are multiple other reasons why getting to the hot room a few times a week is going to make every part of your life better. We’ve gathered the five most significant benefits of heat below.

1. It increases flexibility.

The heat increases suppleness and elasticity of muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body.

2. It helps prevent injury.

The heat aids in preventing injuries to these muscles and ligaments by increasing flexibility and suppleness in the body.

3. It helps you burn calories.

The heat is the contributing factor to Bikram Yoga being a cardiovascular workout. The heat increases your body’s metabolism which accelerates the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids. This means it can help you lose weight if your diet is adjusted accordingly…

4. It helps detoxify your body.

The heat helps dilate capillaries more effectively, oxygenating tissues, muscles, glands, organs and increasing the removal of waste products. The heat also leads the body to sweat which promotes further detoxification and exfoliation of the skin.

5. It challenges your mind.

The last but often most important benefit of the heat is the challenge it brings to your mind. Not only does it improve the nervous system as messages are carried more efficiently to and from your brain, but it strengthens willpower, self control, concentration, and determination.

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