Bikram Yoga + The Benefits of Practice

Bikram Yoga, also known as ‘the original hot yoga’, is a 90 minute Beginner’s Yoga Class, where everyone works to their own best ability. An open-eyed moving meditation, comprised of 26 Asanas (postures) and 2 Pranayamas (breathing exercises) practiced in a 105 degrees F hot room with 40% humidity. Each component of the series takes care of something different in body, together they work in synergy and contribute to the success of each other. The unique choreography extends the benefits above and beyond those which are achieved from other yoga disciplines. The series promotes better health from the first visit, and regular practice is rewarded with glowing health and countless benefits(see below). Everybody can experience it regardless of age, form or ability. It has been experienced by millions and proven scientifically, that the postures and breathing exercises practiced in Bikram Yoga will work every part of your body systematically. Giving your organs, veins, arteries, ligaments and muscles everything they need to achieve maximum function and maintain optimum health. The heat helps to detoxify your body safely, easing flexibility, breathing and sweating; your muscles are protected for deeper stretching, blood thins to clear the circulatory system and your heart rate will increase and reduce at times for a deep cardiovascular workout. Compression and stretching exercises promote optimum function of all the systems of your body.

Some of the benefits of regular practice are:
• Improved sleep
• Reduced stress
• Glowing skin
• Flexible spine and joints
• Improved posture
• Regulated blood pressure
• Normalised Weight
• Improved mental clarity
• Expansion of lungs and breath control
• Enhanced physical performance in all activities
• Improved healing and prevention of injuries
• Stretched and toned muscles
• Increased flexibility
• Strengthened immune system
• Relief from chronic pain