“Yoga is about strengthening your body and your spine in all directions with the goal of creating a union between the body, mind and spirit.” — Bikram Choudhury
We consider Bikram Yoga to be the single best form of yoga for the achievement and maintenance of perfect health, body and mind and highly recommend it for people of all ages, skill levels and body types. For those looking to shed a few pounds, a single class can help burn between 600 to 1,000 calories!
Bikram Yoga is the original form of hot yoga, consisting of 26 Hatha Yoga postures and two breathing exercises. It is performed in a hot room, heated to at least 40 degrees celsius with 40% humidity. The postures are completed in a sequential order over a 90 minute period and have been scientifically designed to warm and safely stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons through a sequence of complementary postures. These postures assist with moving freshly oxygenated blood throughout the body. Noticeable improvements to muscle tone, weight, general health and well-being automatically follow one's dedication to a regular practice.
Regular practice will strengthen your spinal and core muscles, and will help provide relief from health ailments and symptoms (e.g., pain).
Bikram Yoga brings your body back to square one — the way our bodies were meant to be — in a safe process of restoration and rejuvenation.
Bikram Yoga is an excellent cardiovascular workout without high impact and stress on joints, making it accessible for everyone.
This sequence has been created by the founder of Bikram Yoga, Bikram Choudhury.
The yoga student's rate of progress will depend upon his or her natural physical abilities to a small extent, but will depend ultimately upon the time and effort dedicated towards the yoga practice. Rate of progress will have very little to do with how perfectly a student is able to perform the poses, but rather that the yoga student feels that he or she is endeavouring to achieve the proper form to the best of his or her ability.
Very few people perform the yoga postures to perfection. The rate of progress will be determined by the person's understanding of the yoga postures, their attention to the form of the posture and the amount of effort applied while holding the posture. Progress is felt by the yoga student when his or her muscles and joints have become supple in comparison to the state of these muscles and joints prior to practicing Bikram Yoga. The standard of comparison in Yoga is individual. Simply put, this means that to be perfect in Yoga, a person performs the yoga postures to the best of their ability.