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What is Bikram Yoga?

What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga or Hot Yoga is becoming popular the world over and is being favoured by world-wide celebrities. So, What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga is a system of yoga that Bikram Choudhury synthesized from traditional yoga techniques. It has to be practiced exactly for 90 minutes in a room heated to 105°F with a humidity of 40%. The practice consiss of a set series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises.

Bikram Yoga’s goal is toward general healthiness and the heated studio facilitates deeper stretching and injury prevention, while reducing stress and tension. This system is said to stimulate and restore health to every muscle, joint, and organ of the body along with good blood circulation through the processes called extension and compression. Many of the postures help massage the lymphatic system and aid in lymphatic drainage improving the elimination of infection, bacteria, and toxins from the body.

Sanskrit English
1 Pranayama Series Standing Deep Breathing
2 Ardha Chandrasana with Pada-Hastasana Half Moon Pose with Hands To Feet Pose
3 Utkatasana Awkward Pose
4 Garudasana Eagle Pose
5 Dandayamana – JanuShirasana Standing Head To Knee Pose
6 Dandayamana – Dhanurasana Standing Bow Pulling Pose
7 Tuladandasana Balancing Stick Pose
8 Dandayamana – Bibhaktapada – Paschimottanasana Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
9 Trikonasana Triangle Pose
10 Dandayamana – Bibhaktapada – Janushirasana Standing Separate Leg Head To Knee Pose
11 Tadasana Mountain Pose
12 Padangustasana Toe Stand Pose
13 Shavasana Corpse Pose
14 Pavanamuktasana Wind Removing Pose
15 Bhujangasana Cobra Pose
16 Salabhasana Locust Pose
17 Poorna – Salabhasana Full Locust Pose
18 Dhanurasana Bow Pose
19 Supta – Vajrasana Fixed Firm Pose
20 Ardha – Kurmasana Half Tortoise Pose
21 Ustrasana Camel Pose
22 Sasangasana Rabbit Pose
23and24 Janushirasana with Paschimottanasana Head To Knee Pose with Stretching Pose
25 Ardha – Matsyendrasana Spine Twisting Pose
26 Khapalbhati Blowing In Firm

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