26 POSTURES AT 40°C
With over 600 studios worldwide Bikram Hot Yoga is the fastest growing yoga in the world.
Students of all levels practice together. One learns to work as deeply as one's flexibility allows.
The Bikram Method is practiced in a heated room to ease muscles and joints, prevent injury and aid the healing of existing injuries, as well as promoting detoxification through sweating. Bikram Choudhury scientifically designed this 90 minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body in order to prevent illness, injury and the limit effects of ageing.
The series of postures has been designed to work every part of the body in the correct order. Each pose prepares the body for the next pose, and the sequence maximizes oxygenation and detoxification of the entire body.
Bikram specifically tailored this series to systematically move fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body - to every organ, bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, tissue, fibre, blood vessel, nerve and gland.
"The roots of your hair and fingernails will feel it, your teeth, your eyes, your face, All."
Vibrant good health and a sense of well being will automatically follow. Of equal importance is the principal that physical exertion and relaxation operate most effectively simultaneously. The control of breathing (Pranayama) and the cantering of concentration accomplish this. Each posture is followed by a brief relaxation during which the body can process the benefits of the preceding pose. One leaves the class feeling rejuvenated, not exhausted.
Yoga is a science 5,000 years old. It is unrivalled as a means of improving body health, strength and suppleness, of releasing stress, improving concentration, balance and determination and calming the mind.
How quickly you progress will depend entirely on you, upon your natural ability to a small extent, but mostly upon the time and effort you give to Yoga. It will have little to do with how "perfectly" you can do the poses. Few of us ever do the poses "perfectly". Instead, it will have to do with how well you understand what you are trying to accomplish in each pose, how you try to accomplish your goal, and how supple your muscles and joints have become in comparison to the point at which you began. In Yoga there is no standard of comparison except yourself. To be 'Perfect' in Yoga is to do the best you can do.
THE BENEFITS OF BIKRAM YOGA
Bikram Yoga brings harmony and balance to your body. Through compressing and tightening the veins and stretching the inner organs are massaged, the glands are stimulated and at the same time the whole body is trained.
This smart choreography instigates better health from the first visit and rewards regular practice with glowing health including the following:
Bikram yoga is an accepted method amongest sports professionals for curing and preventing injuries.
Introduction to Bikram Hot Yoga
Have a look at what to expect in your first class.