why bikram yoga

What separates a BIKRAM YOGA class from another type of “hot yoga” class?  Bikram Yoga is the “Original” hot yoga – the one that started the hot yoga craze. The class is designed for beginners… It is a beginning yoga class, but it is perfect for beginners and advanced students alike. It is a specific sequence of 26 hatha yoga postures including 2 breathing exercises. Each class is 90 minutes, 26 postures, 2 breathing exercises done in a heated room and instructed by certified teachers who employ the Bikram “dialogue.” The sequence is specific – it was designed sequentially to warm each muscle, joint and tendon in the body for optimal benefits.

Yes, it is a beginning yoga class! Contrary to what you may have heard, it is indeed a class designed specifically for beginners. As a beginning yoga student, the primary goal is to learn mental focus. In Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class, you learn how to focus your mind one posture at a time. Keep in mind, each class is the same so you will be able to track your progress along the way. In addition, the room is warm so that your muscles are more elastic and less susceptible to injury.

Why the heat? The room is heated in Bikram Yoga to facilitate deeper stretching, relieve stress and tension, prevent injury and help detoxify the body. Our prescribed method of instruction along with the controlled heat and humidity allows for the bodies systems to begin working harmoniously. The beauty of this series in conjunction with the heat is the overall, total body-mind workout. This practice is always challenging and beneficial to your health, no matter what your fitness level. However, in all of our classes we recommend that you rest when you need to, taking breaks often. As a general rule of thumb, it takes approximately 3 classes to get used to exercising in the heat. Come often to acclimate faster and see quicker results!

Click here to learn more about our YIN and POWER FLOW classes.

If you are a new student, please click here to learn how to prepare for your first class!

To truly understand the magic of Bikram Yoga, you must try it for yourself, first hand. Please come join us in class today!