The Method

Bikram Method

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 a twenty-six asana series designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched.

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 BREATHING
Pranayama


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Good for mental relaxation, stress, insomnia
HALF MOON WITH HANDS TO FEET
Ardha-Chandrasana with Pada-Hasthasana


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Strengthens abs, loosens shoulders, aids slipped and ruptured discs
AWKARD
Utkatasana


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Relieves sciatica, arthritis, gout in legs. Cures slipped disc and lumbago.
EAGLE
Garurasana


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Sends fresh blood to kidneys and sex organs. Firms hips, thighs, calves and arms.
STANDING HEAD TO KNEE
Dandayamana-Janushirasana


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Reduces diabetes, scoliosis, strengthens tendons, thighs and hamstrings.
STANDING BOW PULLING
Dandayamana-Dhanurasana


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Benefits circulation to heart and lungs. Improves spine elasticity.
BALANCING STICK
Tuladandasana


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Increases blood flow. Trims stomach. Clears blockage of arteries.
STANDING SEPARATE LEG STRETCH
Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana


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Good for mental relaxation, stress, insomnia.
TRIANGLE
Trikanasana


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Helps with menstrual disorders. Good for hip and back pain.
STANDING SEPARATE LEG HEAD TO KNEE
Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana


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Maintains good blood sugar levels. Benefits the muscular, skeletal and digestive systems.
TREE
Tadasana


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Create hip and knee mobility joints. Teaches posture and balance.
TOE STAND
Padangustasana


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Balances body and mind. Strengthens stomach muscles. Prevents gout.
DEAD BODY
Savasana


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Returns the body its natural state.
WIND REMOVING
Pavanamuktasana


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Prevents lower back pain, constipation. Stretches hips.
SIT UP
Pada-Hasthasana


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Tightens abdomen. Releases toxins from the lungs.
COBRA
Bhujangasana


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Increase spinal health. Prevents lower back ache. Aids liver function.
LOCUST
Salabhasana


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Cures gout, sciatica, tennis elbow. Firms butt and hips.
FULL LOCUST
Poorna-Salabhasana


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Good for lower back, blood pressure. Strengthens spine.
BOW
Dhanurasana


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Works entire spine, prevents back pain and scoliosis.
FIXED FIRM
Supta-Vajrasana


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Stretches knee and ankle joints. Prevents hernia. Cures varicose veins.
HALF TORTOISE
Ardha-Kurmasana


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Provides relaxation. Blood flow to the brain. Cures indigestion.
CAMEL
Ustrasana


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Flexes neck and spine. Strengthens shoulders. Emotional release.
RABBIT
Sasangasana


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Mobility and elasticity of spine. Nurtures nervous system.
HEAD TO KNEE
Janushirasana and Paschimotthanasana


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Stretches sciatic nerve. Increases circulation to liver and spleen.
SPINE-TWISTING
Ardha-Matsyendrasana


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Cures vertigo and dizziness. Helps slipped discs, scoliosis, arthritis.
BLOWING IN FIRM
Kapalbhati in Vajrasana


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Detoxifies, energizes & revitalizes the body.