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Q: Bikram Yoga Dangerous? ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Bikram Yoga Dangerous?
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: truman-ga
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Posted: 20 Dec 2005 23:21 PST
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Question ID: 608337
I'm looking for RESEARCH to show that doing Bikram yoga (AKA Hot Box
Yoga, AKA Hot Yoga) is dangerous.
I'd be happy to here any way that it's dangerous -- my guess is that
if there's research out there, it'll suggest that there's an increased
rate of injury due to over-stretching one's muscles.

Thanks You
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Subject: Re: Bikram Yoga Dangerous?
From: mikomoro-ga on 21 Dec 2005 00:13 PST
This Hot Yoga, Bikram yoga or similar type is inappropriate and
difficult to justify version of Indian ancient Science of Yoga. In
fact it can not be called as Yoga as per Indian Science.

Many medical experts all over the world have raised concern over the
excess strain exerted on muscles in Hot environment (temperatures
about 105 deg. F). In this environment there is always a danger of
muscle or ligament stretched beyond biological limit and may get

Many articles!

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Subject: Re: Bikram Yoga Dangerous?
From: politicalguru-ga on 21 Dec 2005 02:57 PST
Couldn't find any studies done, but here what a doctor says: 

Bikram Yoga Health Fears

And another physician: 
" In a recent New York Times article (March 30, 2004) Dr. Robert
Gotlin, director of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation at the Beth
Israel Medical Center in Manhattan stated the dangers that hot yoga

In very hot temperatures our bodies stretch and bend further than they
normally can. Some experts see this stretching as a benefit, but
Gotlin said stretching a muscle too far beyond its resting length will
cause damage. Gotlin said he sees about five yoga-related injuries per
Yoga is about “listening to your body,” said Cooney. When
people don’t listen to their bodies they push themselves too far
and cause injuries she said."

The 'Hottest' Workout: Bikram Yoga
By Keegan Clark
Subject: Re: Bikram Yoga Dangerous?
From: slayerfan-ga on 14 Jun 2006 19:55 PDT
hi ---i have to say this is just my opinion to protect myself
legally--i did sue bikram (i was the first one ,,i think!!im
brave)over an injury that in my opinion really happened....the teacher
denied i got hurt...denied everything,,,in my opinion of course...and
i followed her instructions all the way,too(in my opinion) really
nervous typing this cuz i am under the possibility of being sued over
defamation or slander if i word this the wrong way...i need to consult
a lawyer if i say any more..but keep in touch with me buddy ,,because
i am writing my opinions in a fabulous new book ALL about bikram and
his teachers
will be fun...i am a partial cripple now after those classes..i have
chronic pain that may be permanant
my beautiful little yoga regimane was practically destroyed..i have
pain that invades my meditation...invades my practice..i cant
run...cant play drums anmore(dave lombardo is my drum guru-(the
drummer of the mighty SLAYER...of course this is all just my opinion
i am very worried about future victims...
i am doing much,much soon a s i get a laywer i will tell you more

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