Thanks everyone, my bodybuilding days are coming to a close. in Bodybuilding/Strength Training Posted December 17, 2010 Wow very interesting, MartinVegartin! Yes, I want to investigate yoga. One friend claims Bikram Yoga can cure all physical symptoms, but he also hurt his back doing this! Not sure what to think. I do believe the heated room of Bikram really helps so maybe I can find a more gentle yoga that also uses a hot room. Moksha yoga is also hot yoga, less hot but faster flow. Bikram you usually hold the postures longer, 30 seconds to 1 minute. All styles of yoga are good and anyway they are all similar to the roots of yoga which is hatha yoga. Some yoga will focus more on the relaxation of the mind though while others are more demanding for the body and can have greater effects on the body and improve flexibility of the joints, etc. Just like the vegan diet, as referred in one of the clinic studies above, can help reduce the inflammatory reaction on the joints caused by meat consumption, that is why Indians are so naturally flexible even before they begin practicing yoga, because they have a long history of vegetarianism or low meat consuption compared to Americans. Yoga when done correctly is not supposed to cause any problem but of course where there are ailments, pain and physical limitations you must tell the yoga teacher, there are some postures that should be avoided while others are very good for you. But by listening carefully to your body and how it reacts to each posture you should feel if it does good for you or not. But yoga instructor should look at all students and correct the postures because its impossible to do them correctly at the begining.