What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga, the original hot yoga, is world famous for its miraculous healing ability. The class is a series of 26 yoga postures and two breathing exercises taught in 105 degree heat. Each posture is scientifically designed to address a specific area of the body in sequence, while moving oxygenated blood throughout 100 percent of the body. By the end of your yoga class, every cell, organ, gland, joint and muscle has been reorganized, revitalized and re-energized. Bikram Yoga builds strength, balance and flexibility by gently stretching and massaging the spine, muscles, tendons, joints and internal organs of the body. Lung capacity is expanded, leading to greater vitality. Bones are strengthened. Joints are opened and lubricated. Muscles are toned and made more flexible. Regular practice heals injuries and illnesses, promotes weight loss and brings peace of mind. Your progress in the class has little to do with physical ability. All you have to do is be willing to try the right way and you will see amazing results. If you come regularly, and with an open mind, only good things will happen for you. The class is designed for ALL levels of practitioners, and every class is open to first-time students. Once you begin a regular practice you will continue to be challenged and rewarded. To learn more about the benefits of Bikram Yoga and how it relates to specific medical conditions, please visit bikramyoga.com and click on testimonials.

Why the heat?

THE HEAT IS NOT TO MAKE CLASS HARD! Bikram heats his yoga room to simulate the hot climate in his native India. The heat has been scientifically proven to:
  • Make the muscles more elastic and less susceptible to injury.
  • Promote healing through increased circulation.
  • Detoxify the body through sweat.
  • Accelerate cardiovascular activity and calorie burning.
  • Speed up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.
  • Improve coordination.
  • Reduce heart irregularities associated with sudden exercise.