Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises done in a 90 minute period in a heated room. The postures were systematically and scientifically designed (and many say "divinely inspired") by BikramChoudury in a precise order so that the practitioner continuously goesdeeper into the body, stretching and strengthening all muscles, bones, joints and ligaments from the inside out, through each and every cell in the body.
The heat helps to facilitate this process by warming the muscles to allow for safer stretchingand by promoting sweat and the release of toxins from the body. This method of practice is accessible to everybody of all body shapes, sizes and levels and was created for beginner and advanced students alike. In order to receive the maximum benefit, the postures should be practiced in this order without modification or alterations.
Standing Deep Breathing
We start with a breathing exercise to energize the mind and body and help to bring them together as one in order to prepare to do the postures. This breathing creates an "internal fire" from the inside, out, expands the lungs to their maximum capacity and increases the amount of oxygen to the body and its organs.
Half Moon Pose with Hands to Feet Pose
Akward PoseTones legs and arms
Standing Head to Knee Pose
Standing Bow Pulling Pose
Balancing Stick Pose
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose
Tree PoseImproves posture and balance
Dead Body Pose
Wind Removing Pose
Full Locust Pose
Fixed Firm Pose
Half Tortoise Pose
Head to Knee with Stretching Pose
Spine Twisting Pose
Blowing in Firm Pose