FAQs

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Why is the room hot?

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The heat isn't there to make class hard. Heating up your muscles allows them to stretch more easily. This means you can deeper into the postures more safely than in a non-heated class. If you don't like heat, just know that you're not alone and most people get used to it within a couple of classes.

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Will I lose weight?

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Bikram Yoga helps to regulate weight, tone and build lean muscle. Since you're gaining muscle, the scale my not reflect your change in shape right away; however, you will notice a difference in your body and the fit of your clothing.

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Isn’t hot yoga really hard/advanced?

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Bikram Yoga is actually great for people brand new to yoga for a couple of reasons. Instead of doing the postures, Bikram instructors give detailed instruction throughout the class, offering tips and assistance as needed. There will be experienced practitioners in front of you so you can easily follow along, and you just do as much of each posture as you can that day. All of the postures are beginning yoga postures, so you won't have to worry about anything like headstands or arm balances.

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What if I’m not flexible?

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Perfect, this yoga was made for you! The heat will help you to stretch more easily, and you will just go as far into each posture as your body will allow that day. There are even people at Bikram Yoga Durham whom have lost range of motion from previous surgical procedures practicing the yoga and benefiting. Come regularly for a couple of days and you'll be amazed at the flexibility you're already regaining.

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Am I too old to do hot yoga?

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No one is too old to do hot yoga. The oldest students at Bikram Yoga Durham are in their 70s. Just do as much as you can, and if you have any problem doing certain postures the instructor will provide you with modifications. 

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How many times a week is it recommended to practice?

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Any amount you're able to get in is great, but practicing at least three times a week is recommended to receive maximum benefit. The more often you practice, the sooner your body will start changing and the more pronounced those changes will be.

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I have health issues/special needs. Can I still practice Bikram Yoga?

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Bikram Yoga is beneficial for almost any health issue, but consult a doctor before your first class if you have any major health concerns. If there are positions you are unable to do, such as bending forward, your instructor will provide you with modifications during the class. Just let your her know beforehand if there's anything she should be aware of. All of our instructors also offer private classes, which you can arrange by e-mailing us at info@bikramdurham.com