What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga’s twenty-six posture exercises systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, and a sense of well being will automatically follow. Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class is designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched.

All Bikram Yoga Beginning Series classes run for 90 minutes and consist of the same series of 26 postures, including two breathing exercises. Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga style, and is ideally practiced in a room heated to 105 °F with a humidity of 40%.

Weight loss, burn up to 1200 calories, reduce stress, heal injuries, increase strength, improve flexibility, lower blood-pressure, arthritis, back pain and much more!

7 Reasons for the Heat!

Below is the list of 26 hatha yoga postures and their benefits:

  1. Burns fat more easily.
  2. Speeds up the breakdown of glucose on fatty acids.
  3. Makes muscles more elastic, less susceptible to injury.
  4. Improves coordination
  5. Allows oxygen in the blood to detach from the hemoglobin more easily.
  6. Reduces heart irregularities associated with sudden exercise.
  7. Vasodilation – The increase in the internal diameter of a blood vessel that results from relaxation of smooth muscle within the wall of the vessel. This causes an increase in blood flow.
STANDING DEEP BREATHINGPranayama
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Good for mental relaxation, stress, insomnia
HALF MOON WITH HANDS TO FEETArdha-Chandrasana with Pada-Hasthasana
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Strengthens abs, loosens shoulders, aids slipped and ruptured discs
AWKARDUtkatasana
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Relieves sciatica, arthritis, gout in legs. Cures slipped disc and lumbago.
EAGLEGarurasana
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Sends fresh blood to kidneys and sex organs. Firms hips, thighs, calves and arms.
STANDING HEAD TO KNEEDandayamana-Janushirasana
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Reduces diabetes, scoliosis, strengthens tendons, thighs and hamstrings.
STANDING BOW PULLINGDandayamana-Dhanurasana
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Benefits circulation to heart and lungs. Improves spine elasticity.
BALANCING STICKTuladandasana
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Increases blood flow. Trims stomach. Clears blockage of arteries.
STANDING SEPARATE LEG STRETCHDandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana
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Good for mental relaxation, stress, insomnia.
TRIANGLETrikanasana
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Helps with menstrual disorders. Good for hip and back pain.
STANDING SEPARATE LEG HEAD TO KNEEDandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana
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Maintains good blood sugar levels. Benefits the muscular, skeletal and digestive systems.
TREETadasana
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Create hip and knee mobility joints. Teaches posture and balance.
TOE STANDPadangustasana
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Balances body and mind. Strengthens stomach muscles. Prevents gout.
DEAD BODYSavasana
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Returns the body its natural state.
WIND REMOVINGPavanamuktasana
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Prevents lower back pain, constipation. Stretches hips.
SIT UPPada-Hasthasana
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Tightens abdomen. Releases toxins from the lungs.
COBRABhujangasana
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Increase spinal health. Prevents lower back ache. Aids liver function.
LOCUSTSalabhasana
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Cures gout, sciatica, tennis elbow. Firms butt and hips.
FULL LOCUSTPoorna-Salabhasana
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Good for lower back, blood pressure. Strengthens spine.
BOWDhanurasana
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Works entire spine, prevents back pain and scoliosis.
FIXED FIRMSupta-Vajrasana
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Stretches knee and ankle joints. Prevents hernia. Cures varicose veins.
HALF TORTOISEArdha-Kurmasana
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Provides relaxation. Blood flow to the brain. Cures indigestion.
CAMELUstrasana
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Flexes neck and spine. Strengthens shoulders. Emotional release.
RABBITSasangasana
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Mobility and elasticity of spine. Nurtures nervous system.
HEAD TO KNEEJanushirasana and Paschimotthanasana
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Stretches sciatic nerve. Increases circulation to liver and spleen.
SPINE-TWISTINGArdha-Matsyendrasana
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Cures vertigo and dizziness. Helps slipped discs, scoliosis, arthritis.
BLOWING IN FIRMKapalbhati in Vajrasana
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Detoxifies, energizes & revitalizes the body.