Yoga changes the construction of the body from the inside out, from bones to skin, from fingertips to toes. So before you change it, you have to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. The heat also allows for a safer, deeper practice while simultaneously enhancing blood circulation.
Yoga flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishments to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga uses heat to further that cleaning process: The more you sweat, the more impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin. Practicing yoga not only increases our supplies of oxygen, but it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly – we learn to control the breath through pranayama deep breathing.