Bikram Yoga is a sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in a heated room. The postures have been arranged in such a way as to promote and create optimal physical and emotional health. The Bikram Sequence is suitable for everybody, no matter how young or old, whether they are recovering from injury or suffering long term illness. If you have never practiced yoga, Bikram is perfect for you! No matter your experience, you will find the right amount of challenge in every posture, whether you are on your first day or have been practicing for 10 years.
Bikram Yoga Benefits
The sequence was designed with maximising the benefits for the practitioner, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. With the added benefit of practicing the sequence in a hot room, the power is magnified. Bikram Yoga is one of the most effective forms of physical exercise that you can perform. By practicing Bikram Yoga you will work every muscle, joint, organ and system in the body. The body will begin to detoxify on every level while helping you to balance your weight, develop strength and gain flexibility. Practicing Hot Yoga stills the mind and focuses the body. It is great for stress, anxiety, depression, poor posture, arthritis, stiff joints, bad neck or shoulders, claustrophobia. There are so many healing benefits to gain from practicing Hot Yoga we could go on for ever.
Why The Heat?
We heat the room to aid primarily in the release of harmful toxins and chemicals trapped within your body. The heat allows you to stretch more safely and deeply by warming the muscles. By working to deeper levels within the body, you are able to increase the ability of your body to detoxify. When practicing yoga, you are not only working the muscles and structure of the body, you are stretching and compressing deep within the organs and glands. As this occurs you body will begin to release this trapped energy and poisons. The heat will encourage vasodilation of the arteries and veins to increase blood flow help to clear the circulatory system by thinning the blood. With calm deep breathing you will remove toxins from the respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous system. Your body will naturally begin to sweat, allowing your body to cool and keeping your core temperature stable while at the same time detoxifying through the skin.