What is Bikram Yoga?
Bikram Yoga is an intelligently designed sequence of 26 Hatha yoga postures lasting 90 minutes that is practiced at over 550 studios in 41 countries around the world. It is a challenging workout that improves physical strength, flexibility, and balance while enhancing mental clarity and focus. Anybody can do Bikram Yoga - any age, size, shape or condition. It is accessible and non-exclusive.
Bikram Yoga is practiced in a hot room. The increased room temperature aids in warming muscles and increasing the extensibility of body tissues, which allows deeper stretching. The heat also heals, helps prevent injuries, and promotes sweating which flushes toxins from your body. The end result is an unparalleled feeling of mental and physical well-being.
Bikram yoga works 100% of the entire body from the inside out. The series of stretches and compressions exercise your muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, organs, nerves and glands. Upon release of a posture, fresh oxygenated blood travels through and rejuvenates the vessels and tissues that were being compressed. Bikram Yoga provides an infinite amount of benefits including stress reduction, increased stamina, mental clarity, flexibility, weight reduction, and balance. Bikram Yoga is also effective to aid injury rehabilitation and to complement peak performance training. You can expect to burn 600 to 1,000 calories per class, depending on your work-rate.
All Bikram yoga instructors have successfully completed an intense 9-week training session led by Bikram Choudhury and have received certification to teach the unique 26 postures.
It's never too late, it's never too bad, and you're never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again.Bikram Choudhury