Striking different yoga poses in high heat can give your heart, lungs, and muscles a more challenging workout than doing the same poses in a lower temperature.
A 2013 study found that after 8 weeks, hot yoga participants had greater flexibility in their low back, shoulders, and hamstrings than the control group.
Burn More Calories
The heat can help you burn even more calories. According to researchers at Colorado State University, the calorie burn can be as high as 460 for men and 330 for women during a 90-minute Bikram yoga session.