What is Bikram Yoga?

Category: Exercises

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Generic name: Yoga

Also known as "hot yoga", because it is style of yoga recommended for practice in a room heated to 105 degrees F. The sequence of postures has been copyrighted by Bikram Choudhury, which is a matter of controversey among US yoga practitioners.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 6 2
Improve flexibility/strength 4 2
Anxious mood 2 2
Pain 2 2
Stiffness 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
3
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bikram Yoga

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Dehydration 1
Muscle aches 1
Muscle soreness 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Bikram Yoga

Dosage Patients
m,w,f 1

Why patients stopped taking Bikram Yoga

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
I didn't have enough time 3
Expense 2
Other 1
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Duration

Currently doing Bikram Yoga

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped doing Bikram Yoga

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 5
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 4
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 2
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There are no evaluations for Bikram Yoga.