26 Bikram Yoga Poses

Every Bikram Yoga class follows the same scripted 26 poses sequence developed by Bikram Choudhury.





Model: Audra Williamson, Photographer: Jon Brown; sursa

Bikram Yoga is known as the original hot yoga and is perfect for students of all ages and levels of experience. It is performed in a studio that is heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit and kept at 40 percent humidity. The heat and humidity helps your muscles stretch without straining and can help prevent injury. The temperature also cleanses the body of impurities, allowing your body to shed toxins through perspiration. Although it is low-impact Bikram Yoga is challenging, and most people feel energetically elevated following the experience.

In the early 1970s, National India Yoga champion Bikram Choudhury derived his beginning yoga class for the lineage of his guru, Bishnu Ghosh. Bikram’s method utilizes 26 hatha yoga poses (asanas) and 2 breathing exercises (pranayama).

Today, Bikram Yoga is taught in yoga schools all around the world. In order to teach Bikram Yoga classes, instructors must complete an intensive 9-week teacher certification course, taught by Bikram Choudhury.

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4 Responses to 26 Bikram Yoga Poses

  1. elli says:

    HOW MUCH TIME ON EACH STANDING POZE SEPARATELY FROM 26 POZES

  2. zefea says:

    Those pictures are nicely taken. You are a beautiful and flexible girl, these poses look nice from the outside. However your knees are super hyper-extended in all the standing postures. you are young and it might not bother you right now but it’s very important that you spend time with a very experienced teacher who truly understand the poses and the effect on the body instead of someone just repeating dialogue. If you keep locking your knee this way it will sooner or later damage your knees and hips. Unfortunately there are many long time bikram practitioners who had to have knee and/or hip surgery. Fortunately there are more and more teachers who understand how to teach this series in a save and sensible way. please look out for them so you can make your practice truly life long and sustainable.
    Good luck!

  3. Sanda says:

    I’m not in pictures – Model: Audra Williamson, Photographer: Jon Brown; via: http://bikramyogabrickcanvas.com
    you’re right in what you say about the prevention and proper practice !

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