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About The Yoga

Bikram Method Hatha Yoga is a sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room. It is specifically designed to work the entire body, using heat to stretch deeper, prevent injury and flush unwanted toxins. Each posture stretches and strengthens specific muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints needed for the next posture. This yoga series stimulates the organs, glands and nerves and systematically moves fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body helping to restore all systems to a healthy working order.

Bikram 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 and injury, promote weight loss and limit the effects of aging. The series is dynamic and exhilarating. The series of postures combine skills of concentration, patience, determination and self control that increase mental clarity and reduce stress. The room is heated to warm your muscles preventing injury and allowing for a deeper workout.

Bikram Yoga can be practiced under the guidance of a certified Bikram Yoga Teacher at one of the affiliated Bikram Yoga studios. These studios are built in such a way that you always get the proper heating (105F) which help you to do your postures optimally.  To become certified, Bikram Yoga Teachers spend 9 weeks immersed in an in-depth study of Bikram Yoga with Yoga Masters Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury and their staff of senior teachers.

The Bikram series is suitable for all ages and levels of ability.

Be prepared to sweat and have fun!

 

Why the heat?

The room is intentionally heated to 105 degrees to warm up the body and assist with circulation, promoting detoxification and providing optimum conditions to improve the functions of the body’s internal systems.

The heat provides a challenging environment which increases your strength, concentration, endurance and stamina. It also allows you to work safely and deeply into the postures, giving faster results.

Here are 10 good reasons:

 

  1. Warm muscles burn fat more effectively.

  2. When we stretch fat it has no where to sit so it redistributes back to the blood stream to then be reused as energy.

  3. Speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.

  4. A warmer temperature produces a fluid like stretch that allows for greater range of motion in the joints.

  5. Heart rate becomes elevated which improves the cardiovascular system (heart and lungs).

  6. Blood becomes thinner which clears the circulatory system.

  7. Promotes sweating which assists the detoxification process using the body’s largest organ (the skin)

  8. Muscles, fascia and connective tissue become more elastic allowing for greater flexibility with less chance of injury.

  9. Capillaries respond to heat by dilating, this allows more oxygen to muscles, tissues glands and organs helping with the removal of waste products.

  10. Teaches you determination, and focus in a challenging environment.

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