Bikram Yoga is a 90 minute series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. The room is heated to a minimum of 105ºF to help warm muscles, flush toxins and increase circulation. Bikram Yoga systematically moves fresh, oxygenated blood to every cell, working the muscles, bones, tendons, joints, ligaments, and glands in the proper sequence. These postures work synergistically and cumulatively to bring the mind, body and spirit to optimal health.
Bikram Yoga has been known to prevent and heal a wide range of diseases, illnesses, and injuries. It has a rejuvenating, energizing effect both mentally and physically. The series of postures is highly therapeutic for people of all fitness levels and ages (min 18 years old). In fact, people who have sustained injuries, fallen out of shape or have a wide range of medical problems are the first to experience the amazing benefits!
Bikram Yoga is scientifically designed to open up 100% of the body from every muscle, organ, tendon, bone, gland and more. The series begins with Pranayama Deep breathing, good for your lungs and respiratory system. Each posture systematically moves through the entire body to enhance, reshape, rebuild and energize you. The postures have a tourniquet effect through stretching, balancing and creating pressure. During vasoconstriction, the blood supply is cut off thus creating pressure. Upon release, vasodilation occurs when the blood rushes back into the veins and arteries flushing out toxins and oxygenating the body. The postures develop strength, flexibility, determination and awareness. Creating a deeper connection with your body promotes unity and well-being. As long as you are trying the right way and giving your full, honest effort, you will receive 100% of the benefits.
Bikram Yoga is intentionally performed in a room heated to a minimum of 105ºF. This allows the body to warm up, making muscles more elastic and less susceptible to injury. The heat aids the body in burning fact more easily and speeds up the breakdown of glucose on fatty acids. Vasodilation and sweating during class aids the removal of waste products and allows the body to rid itself of deeply stored toxins. The unique sequence of postures combined with heat is what makes Bikram Yoga so special.