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Hot (Bikram) yoga teachers say that yoga breathing needs to be large for health benefits. Hot yoga classes for beginners and poses are taught with practicing more breathing for removal of carbon dioxide and getting more oxygen in body cells. Even though breathing exercise is only a small part of hot yoga, review of ideas of Bikram yoga gurus about better breathing, carbon dioxide effects, and oxygen transport show that they are in contradiction with ancient yoga statements and modern medical research facts. Moreover, correct yoga breathing provides more benefits than postures or poses, and other Bikram yoga workouts or hot yoga challenge.
Traditional yoga teach that yoga should have less and “restrained” breathing, “hold” their breath, “calm” their breathing, and so forth as for Buteyko breathing method. These ideas make sense since they increase body oxygen content. Even when we breathe less than the medical norm (that is only about 500 ml with 12 breaths per minute), we get up to 98-99 percent for oxygenation of the arterial blood, provided that this breathing is regular, abdominal and nasal. There are no benefits in yoga breathing more.
Overbreathing or breathing more than the medical standard results in decrease in CO2 levels in the lungs, blood and cells of the human body. That causes decreased blood flow to all vital organs, low body oxygen concentrations, bronchoconstriction, over-excitement of nervous cells, tense states in muscle cells, suppression of the immune system, promotion of chronic inflammation, imbalance in hormones, protein synthesis, metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, and many other effects. These true for our automatic breathing or for hot Bikram yoga breathing exercise taught during hot yoga classes.
Yoga breathing is slower and lighter breathing at rest that is a crucial part of good physical health. Hence, the yoga challenge is to breathe less as for the famous Buteyko breathing technique.
Nearly all chronic diseases are based on tissue hypoxia, yoga breathing helps to eliminate symptoms of chronic diseases, while practicing ideas of hot yoga teachers can promote or cause various health problems, such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis and many others. These are the facts of science that should be known to all people who ever teach or practice hot yoga.
In this YouTube video, Dr Artour Rakhimov reviews the following hot yoga and yoga breathing health topics. How should hot yoga students breathe for more oxygen in body cells? What are the statements of hot yoga teachers related to yoga breathing and carbon dioxide? What is the normal automatic or unconscious breathing pattern that provides cells with maximum oxygen levels? What are the minute breathing rates (or minute ventilation) in sick people, normal subjects and healthy individuals? What are the changes in breathing rates during last 80 years?
Main discoveries related to correct or traditional yoga breathing were made by Dr. Konstantin Buteyko, the author of the Buteyko breathing method. You can find relevant reviews of Dr. Buteyko, classic yoga quotes and views of modern yoga teachers on these pages:
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